02-24-2011 06:10 PM CET - Arts & Culture

EQUILIBRIUM An exhibition of works by Alice Dass & U.U Pfister

Press release from: Red Gate Gallery

Private View: Friday 18th of March 2011 – 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm
Exhibition runs from: Friday 18th of March 2011 – Thursday 24th of March 2011
Gallery Opening Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 11.00 am to 6.30 pm
Sat: 12.30pm - 5.00 pm
Last day of Exhibition: Thursday 24th of March: 10.00am to 5.00pm

Alice Dass and U.U Pfister are artists living with MS. Since 2005 they showcased work together in various exhibitions. Both were practising artists prior to their diagnosis with MS. This chronic condition presented Alice and U.U with challenges. They have responded by developing adaptable and flexible approaches to their work with different results.

U.U Pfister’s artwork is a reference to walls and landscapes, what they reveal and hide. Each work tells a story about history, culture and traditions. She translates her own interests, experiences and influences into her artwork which she calls ‘Wallscapes’.

U.U Pfister says: I’m investigating balance and harmony between textures, geometric shapes and light. The effect is achieved by reworking the canvas applying a variety of materials e.g. various paints, textiles, clay etc., building up and taking away layers, letting areas of earlier work show through. Juxtaposing textures, pattern shapes, and lines, contrasting shades of white, showing little colour to intensify light.’ (U.U Pfister 2010)

Alice Dass is on a journey of discovery into her body – a body which is being altered and corrupted by Multiple Sclerosis. However, her investigation is not forensic, yet her practice is one of looking at things differently.

As further deterioration occurs, Alice Dass investigates the particular lack of function intellectually, resulting in her being compelled to create a piece of work representing this loss both light-heartedly and with beauty.

Having trained in the 1960’s as a textile artist, beads and embroidery are component parts of some of her collaged pieces, and text, too, is presented decoratively as well as informatively.

Red Gate Gallery is an organisation that is dedicated to the continuous exposure of contemporary and diverse Art forms. It encompasses artists’ studios, a large gallery space suitable for installations, film projections, music performances, live gigs and exhibitions. Red Gate is located within a busy environment between Brixton & Camberwell. The gallery hosts regular events, exploring strands of thought provoking art. Since 1998 it has hosted over 520 events and exhibitions

209a Coldharbour Lane
London SW9 8RU

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