What's on show
ALEXANDER - Tara Benjamin-Morgan
Abingdon & Witney College
Tara Benjamin-Morgan 'ALEXANDER'
11th February - 16th March 2014
The Jam Factory presents a series of recent paintings by Tara Benjamin-Morgan, which offer another world in which a viewer might exist; where the imagination can immerse itself and supplement the ambiguous forms with fragments of memories and dreams in order to create new narratives. She aspires to create images which can metamorphose under the scrutiny of the prolonged gaze, becoming something which digital documentation cannot hope to truly record nor convey to absent eyes.
Tara Benjamin-Morgan graduated from the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in 2013 and has since exhibited in London, Kent and Brighton. During her degree she was awarded the John Farthing Prize for Human Anatomy and the Vivien Leigh Prize, awarded by the Keeper of Western Art of the Ashmolean Museum.
Abingdon & Witney College - 'JAM'
25th February - 30th March 2014
Abingdon and Witney College is a Further Education College with some 1800 full-time and a large number of part-time students attending a range of academic and vocational courses. The art and design courses on both the Abingdon and Witney campuses are staffed by a team of qualified art tutors within purpose-built arts facilities. This exhibition, comprising painted, drawn, photographic and printed works, brings together a rich array of artworks by the art and design teaching team. The work is representative of the different specialisms within art and design at the College. The show has an overarching theme of enquiry, to convey the culture of the art and design courses offered at the College, where questioning and exploration are actively encouraged in classes about contemporary art making. The tutors come from a variety of backgrounds in the field, with many years of experience represented across the team. All are committed to a personal art practice, and share with the students their professional experience in the arts. These tutors are committed to offering students a vision of the importance of the arts in contemporary life, and ways in which young people can develop their personal vision through art making whilst contributing to the discourses of society. The tutors value this opportunity to exhibit together: Jam at the Jam Factory is a celebration of this vibrant, committed and talented teaching team.
Dario Sanz Padilla - 'RELOCATION'
18th February - 23rd March 2014
The Jam Factory presents two recent series of photographs by Spanish photographer, Dario Sanz Padilla, whose images are inspired by the stories of the people he meets and the places he explores.
‘Relocated’ is a series which addresses that generation of Spaniards who, due to the rising and ubiquitous domestic unemployment, have emigrated in search of work. Each photograph offers a narrative, presenting journeys of reassignment, reinvention and self-discovery. Resonating with the photographer’s personal experience of travel and employment, the series is a constantly evolving work in progress as he charts the oscillating fortunes of ‘Generation Y’.
This exhibition also features examples of Dario’s travel photography.
Dario bought his first SLR in the winter of 2005 whilst studying Media at University. From wedding photography (a field he loves to work in and is continually active in) to a more experimental approach, this medium has been a passion of which Dario has been keen to share.
Right now, I am keeping my eyes open, trying to enjoy myself as much as I can, freezing life in frames.
ALSO ON @ The Jam Factory Arts Centre
Monday - JL Painting and Drawing Courses
Tuesday - Life Drawing
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