Best Practice Seminar

29th May 12.00PM-4.00PM @ AirSpace Gallery

“Alex Pearl makes mini epic films, video installations, sculpture and books. Throughout his work there is a sense of an acceptance of failure or disappointment as important parts of the human condition. Using readily available materials and software the films are made from: suddenly apprehended ideas, discovered objects and impromptu processes. They are comparable with the sketch or doodle, an initial throwaway idea made visible. They make light with big issues and are in turn haunting and funny…”

In this session we will be looking at the fundamentals of what it means to be an artist and will explore ways of moving an artistic practice forward. The main speaker will be Alex Pearl an artist whose practice we feel presents an example of best practice, through his development both of his work and relationships with galleries curators. Alex has also gained recognition and experience through taking part in commissions, and residencies, both in this country and abroad.

The seminar will begin with an introduction to what the session is about, and an introduction to Alex and his work, Alex will then expand a little further about his work in a presentation. The seminar will conclude with a discussion/Q&A.

Alex is originally from the Macclesfield area, and completed both a BA Fine Art course and MA History of Art course at UCE Birmingham. He has worked extensively in the UK and abroad. Alex has embraced the social networking opportunities that have been presented to us in recent years and this forms both part of his work and a means of self promotion.

This seminar will be held at AirSpace Gallery, Hanley

no4 Broad Street

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