Falmouth School of Art Lectures - Nicolas Deshayes
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 from 18:00 to 19:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Nicolas Deshayes is a London-based sculptor who uses industrial materials such as anodised aluminium and vacuum-formed plastic to produce sculptures that often feel organic and represent a joy in material. Deshayes was in residence at the historic Porthmeor Studios from October to December 2014 as part of the Tate St Ives Artists Programme. He used his time in St Ives to develop new works for the Tate St Ives Summer 2015 exhibition, Images Moving Out Onto Space. These new works continue his interest in the tensions between soft organic bodies and industrial surfaces. Alongside these, Deshayes has curated an exhibition-within-an-exhibition, a personal selection of bronzes from the Tate collection, presented on a series of his existing anodised surfaces. In this lecture he will give an introduction to his work and talk about the new work he developed while in-residence at Porthmeor Studios.
Nicolas Deshayes |Luncheon in Charcoal 2014 | anodised aluminium, vacuum formed plastic | 240 x 110 x 8 cm | Courtesy: Jonathan Viner, London
What happens when art works are set in motion? When they move around the gallery or out into the world? Images Moving Out Onto Space is an exhibition that asks these questions. The exhibition features the work of Nicolas Deshayes, John Divola, Dan Flavin, Barbara Hepworth, Liliane Lijn, Rivane Neuenschwander, Bridget Riley, and Bryan Wynter. The galleries will be animated by light, colour and movement, and will be full of bodies in all kinds of different states: flattened and fragmented, illuminated and reflected. The exhibtion is open from 23 May till 27 September 2015.
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Falmouth School of Art
Falmouth School of Art at Falmouth University is home to undergraduate courses in Fine Art, Illustration, Drawing and Contemporary Crafts, an MA in Authorial Illustration and a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.
Throughout the year, Falmouth School of Art programmes a series of significant visiting speakers for the benefit of the School's students. A number of seats are made available at each event for alumni, friends of the School, members of the local community and schools and colleges.