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Production Talk

Wednesday, 13 July 2016
6.30 – 8pm

Join us for two introductory presentations by artists who will be working with Eastside Projects over the next two years. Alice Channer will reflect upon the idea of her work as ‘authored by many different beings, only one of which is me’ and Nicolas Deshayes will discuss his practice and propositions for the process unfolding within and around Eastside Projects as part of Production Show.

Alice Channer has attracted national and international critical interest for her sculptures and textile works that explore the sculptural properties of volume, dimension, material and weight, often in direct relation to the body. Recent exhibitions include ‘Half-life’, Lisa Cooley, New York (2015); ‘R o c k f a l l’, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado (2015); ‘Synthetic Fibres’, the Approach, London (2014); ‘Soft Shell’, Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany (2013); ‘Invertebrates’, Hepworth Wakefield (2013); ‘Cold Blood’, Lisa Cooley, New York (2012); ‘Out Of Body’, South London Gallery, (2012); and ‘Inhale, Exhale’ (2010) at the Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, as part of Glasgow International. Her work is included in the Arts Council Collection, the Tate Permanent Collection, the Zabludowicz Collection, the Aïshti Foundation Collection, the D. Daskalopoulos Collection, and the Guggenheim Museum Permanent Collection. She showed at Eastside Projects in 2012 in ‘Caroline Achaintre, Sara Barker, Alice Channer’.

Nicolas Deshayes (born 1983, France) uses manufacturing processes such as anodising, vacuum-forming and enamelling to produce works which situate malleable, natural forms against the slick plasticity of many of today’s industrial products. He studied Sculpture at Chelsea College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Darling, Gutter’, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, (2015); ‘Becoming Soil’, Jonathan Viner Gallery, London (2015); and ‘Crude Oil’, S1 Artspace, Sheffield (2013). In 2015 he participated in group exhibitions at Tate St Ives; Fridericianum, Kassel; Leeds City Art Gallery; Koppe Astner, Glasgow; and NGCA, Sunderland. He is currently included in ‘British Art Show 8’ at Inverleith House, Edinburgh and his solo show opens at Stuart Shave/Modern Art in September.

Image: (from left) Alice Channer, Concrete and Granite, both: 2015, Framed Digital Print on Heavy Crepe De Chine; Machined, Carved and Hand Polished Marble, H171.45cm x W156.21cm. Courtesy the artist and Lisa Cooley, New York