Dr Glad Fryer
Lecturer, Fine Art
My work takes an image on a journey beginning with a photographic source image and ending in a painted, printed or drawn image, passing through the remembered, imagined and perceived. It is important for me that the images in my work are encountered physically through the materials constituting their surface and mentally through the 'language' of images. Each viewer uniquely completes the image's journey of becoming a work. My works explore and realise the materiality of an image through the layering or marking of surface by materials. Through the activity of making these 'textured' images acquire particular material, photographic and ocular traits. The primary concerns of my practice are how the 'material image' arrests and textures our sensations, the reading of images and the implications of those experiences for ourselves, as receptors, repositories and generators of images.
The reception and generation of image. The material image. Phenomenology. Personal, political, ethical and aesthetic relations. Archiving and forgetting. The layering of sensation. Embodied experience.
- October 2010: 'Salon art prize', Group Show, Matt Roberts Arts Project Space, London, UK
- June 2010: 'Print Salon', The Mews Project Space, London, UK
- January 2010: 'EMERGENCY4', Aspex's biennial open submission exhibition, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK
- October 2008: 'RESEARCH NARRATIVES', International Exhibition and Symposium, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK
- October 2007: 28 DAYS AT SEA. Dartington Gallery, Totnes, S. Devon, UK
- February 2007: LITTLEFOOTPRINTS - Group Show on the theme of the loss of a baby. Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London
- 2007: Completed practice driven PhD entitled: A Practice of Painting - Living With The Reception And Generation Of Image On The Visual Threshold
- April 2006: A PRACTICE OF PAINTING, PhD degree show, Paintings from practice-driven research degree, Dartington Gallery, Totnes, S. Devon, UK