September Open studios;High House Production Park 19- 21st September 2014

September Open studios; My First Acme Artist Open Studio at High House!

Invitation to High House Artist's Open Studios; Studio 207

Very excited to announce the open studios. I was lucky to find such a space, in a truly amazing building, with a vibe and studio that I absolutely love!

There's lots happening, with artists giving talks and demonstrations, followed by live performances and more! See below for the schedule...

 

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Schedule of Events

Friday 19 September, 10am-­‐5pm:

Working Studios Day! See artists working in their studios (I am in studio 207 on the top floor) !  Find out about their practice and take part in events and demonstrations throughout the day;

10.30am – Lesley de Freitas (Studio 111): Applying fine art to fashion 11.30am –Anna Masters (Studio 110): Painting demonstration and talk 12.30pm –Justin Malewezi (Studio 203): Model making and stop motion animation (limited numbers) 1.30pm –Philip Melling (Studio 006): Demonstration of oxyacetylene cutting, forming and joining (limited numbers) 2.30pm –Lata Uphadhyaya (Studio 205/6): The evolution of work from idea, drawing, production of clay maquette, through to finished piece 3.30pm – Sue Cooper (106): Practical session on making giant paper mushrooms 4.30pm –Jolanta Jagiello (Studio 121): Demonstration of plasma cutting 6.30 Onwards- Pop-up exhibition and drinks reception at the Backstage Centre, High House Production Park 7.30 Onwards- Backstage Centre Autumn showcase: an exciting mix of comedy and music from the local community. Tickets are free but must be booked before you come - book your tickets here.

Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September,

10am-­‐4pm: Open Studios

Artists will be in their studios, ready to talk about and show their work. This in an opportunity, for anyone interested in the world of artists, to engage with them and their work in the artist's own environment. Many of the artists will have work for sale as well.

When

Opening Night Friday 19th Sept

10am -5pm pop up gallery 6pm and Live showcase 7:30pm (book your free tickets here)

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st

11am -4pm

Where

High House Artists' Studios, off Purfleet Bypass, Purfleet, RM19 1AS

For detailed directions visit their website

 

I am very happy to announce that Eye-Balling is finished!

Jessica Ballantyne, JB artist, surreal, figurative, pink, fleshy, painted bodies, female body, oil paint, eyes, gaze, eyeball, goggling, eye-balling, nude, erotic, sensual, translucent, lace, lacey, lovelace, layers, spraypaint, floral, flowers, breasts, buttocks, squished, bodies, disfiguration, staring, objectification, self-objectification, feminine, feminist, sexuality, sex object, sexual, Hans Bellmer, subjectivity,

This is a piece that explores the gaze and how we look at ourselves and others. This oil painting comments on the nature of self objectification. Self-objectification is the process by which women are conditioned to view their bodies as objects to be looked at.

Each canvas holds a different piece of the body or abstraction of the body. There is distortion and repetition of body parts and an overwhelmingly 'pink' and fleshy feeling that contrasts with eyes that are solid, easily recognisable and that stare out at the viewer.

I indulged myself with textures more than usual in this piece, and the combination of spray and oil paint with the lace layers gives it an almost translucent feel.

I will be offering limited edition prints of each section of the piece, made to order for around £45. They will be 40x40cm (as original canvas size) on museum grade paper (Hahnemuhule German Etching paper) and archival ink; the good stuff. They will be limited to 20 of each and will be signed and numbered in pencil.

Interested in a print? Contact me via the Contact page and I'll send along the details:)