Exhibition at Soup Kitchen

This is an exhibition of works from 3 Manchester based artists coming together from the conversation created between their separate practices through the commonalities of gesture of play and visual poetry.

By Steven Pankhurst | July 12th '16

Soup Kitchen, Northern Quarter, Manchester
Opening Thursday 14th July 2016

This is an exhibition of works from 3 Manchester based artists coming together from the conversation created between their separate practices through the commonalities of gesture of play and visual poetry.

Manchester based artists Rowan Eastwood, Martha Lyons Haywood and Sam Potter are producing a show of their three practices that use different material and artistic process yet include similar conversation of play and gesture.

Rowan is showing photographs of performance and sculpture where she ‘playfully manipulates material using repetitive processes and then documents this act in a way that seems intuitively, and viscerally suitable from artist to viewer.’

Sam’s photomontages juxtapose images depicting the bizarre and disparate aspects of modern life.

Martha’s sculptures are encased in glass sheets giving a binary perspective to captured materials in space: embroidery thread, hair, found objects.

Rowan and Sam are based in Ancoats studio space ‘The depot’ which they co-founded in 2014. Martha is based at Ebor Studio, Littleborough where she is the Programme Manager.

All are welcome to the opening, Thursday 14th July starting at 6pm. The show continues until September 2016.