Ross Hamilton Frew
An Island, An Astronomical Object . . .
A solo exhibition by Ross Hamilton Frew
11 March – 09 April 2018
Preview: Saturday 10 March 6 – 8pm
Followed by HALA a performance by Giuseppe Mistretta, 8pm
Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by artist Ross Hamilton Frew titled An Island, An Astronomical Object . . . At the heart of the exhibition lies an interest in the seminal utopian science fiction novel ‘The Dispossessed’ by Ursula K Le Guin, and Frew’s ensuing search for real-life examples of the worlds described therein. His research has led him to focus on the mid-Atlantic, British Overseas Territory, Ascension Island, as well as the imagery found on NASA’s outer planets data search tool (OPUS) which lends favourably to comparisons with Le Guin’s sci-fi worlds. Taking these strong visual cues, Frew has produced a new series of ceramic, collage and sculptural works for the Studio Pavilion.
Ross Hamilton Frew’s practice is rooted in mark making and concerned with the properties and relations of points, lines and surfaces. Be it through drawing, collage, print or assemblage, his work always adheres to a series of predetermined or self-imposed rules and structures, which help to dictate the outcome of individual pieces. The repetitive nature of this practice allows for the exploration of the basic concepts of line, shape, form and composition and these self-imposed restrictions act as a tool both physically and conceptually in the creation of his continued body of work.
Ross Hamilton Frew has presented work in solo and group exhibitions in the UK and abroad. He recently undertook a studio residency at PICA, Perth Western Australia, 2017 where some of the work on display was produced. Ross lives and works in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
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