New Space Gallery, 13 New Inn Yard, London EC2 3EY
Exhibition ends Sunday 24th November
'Captured' is a joint exhibition of Anne Kernan's containers for precious objects and the films of Kerry Baldry.
Kerry Baldry graduated from Middlesex University (B.A Fine Art) followed by a post-graduate in Film and Video at Central Saint Martin's School of Art. Kerry Baldry's short films have been screened internationally at various festivals and galleries including the Lux Cinema - London, Institute of Contemporary Art - London, The Pompadou Centre - Paris, Bell Commons Gallery - Tokyo and Museum of Modern Art - Melbourne.
At 'Captured' Kerry Baldry will be presenting a number of recent works including 'Mumble', 'Bitten' and 'Applause': short films that address the relationship between consumerism, celebrity and alienation.
All her films are created on either single 8 or 16mm film and extensive use is made of the camera's superimposition facility, stop frame animation, mattes and coloured gels. Powerful examples of contemporary experimental cinema, Kerry Baldry's short films are beautiful, disturbing and memorable works of art.
Anne Kernan is also a graduate of Middlesex University and later The Royal College of art. She has recently exhibited at Sotheby's Contemporary Decorative arts Exhibition, Goldsmiths Hall and Gallerie Marzee - Netherlands.
Anne Kernan's award winning work is made mainly from metal. Recent collections have concentrated on the containing of precious objects with particular emphasis on the aesthetics of opening and the sensation of movement. Her work is machined from solid blocks of aluminium and steel using traditional engineering techniques to create her unusual containers. The forms are simple but the opening methods are complex. Each piece features an ingenious opening which at first glance is not visible when the container is closed. External opening clues however, help create a sense of mystery suggesting that this seemingly impenetrable object has been tampered with.
Anne kernan's machined objects are not only unique and strikingly powerful but also convey an unexpected sensitivity, which allows the viewer to question, explore and wonder.