White Moose, the South West’s most talked about new art space which celebrated its first anniversary last month, is proud to present the first ever solo exhibition by British artist Hayley Piper.
Hayley Piper, who is currently completing her BA in Fine Art at Somerset College of Arts and Technology, was discovered by White Moose Directors Julie Gavin and Stella Levy at a degree show in 2013. She is the third emerging artist represented by White Moose, which has already made a name for itself on the national art scene as ‘a fiercely independent investor in emerging talent with a unique artistic vision’.
Julie Gavin and Stella Levy said:
“Hayley sums up what we are looking for in emerging artists we want to represent: quality of execution, a confident use of media and a strong conceptual vision and base to their practice. Especially considering Hayley is only at the start of her career, her degree show work struck us as stimulating and challenging. We were both equally impressed; it stood out so much from anything we’d seen for a while.”
Hayley Piper works in multiple media that includes painting, film and 3-D installation. She uses various unusual textures and surfaces that achieve at times subtle and complex, and at times intense effects. Though a core part of her work, she chooses her media, materials and techniques according to their suitability to the themes and ideas she wants to express.
So far, Hayley Piper’s work explores themes around the positioning of the human in time and space, how we interrelate and are connected to the spaces and moments we inhabit and the markings we leave behind. Examination of the land and sea reveal that they are as much imagined places that are evocative of a sense of the moment and the temporal nature of that experience, as of a physical presence or place. Seemingly fixed metal plates reveal a life of their own in the form of corrosion; an unstoppable, random ongoing process that transforms objects and environments outside of human intervention or prevention.
Exhibition: Hayley Piper, a solo exhibition
Gallery: White Moose
Dates: Fri 23 May to Sat 28 June 2014
Times: Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Private View (by invitation): Thu 22 May, 6pm – 9pm
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