Studies: kettle, committee, wake.
'Valuable Conversations: reflecting on 170 years of Wolverhampton school of art',
Wolverhampton Art Gallery.
21 January - 16 April 2023
'Valuable Conversations: reflecting on 170 years of Wolverhampton school of art' is a celebratory exhibition in which current staff members of the Wolverhampton School of Art have been invited to respond to artworks within the Wolverhampton Art Gallery collection made by a previous student or tutor of the school of art. Positioning new and old works in proximity to each other to form intergenerational narratives.
Interested in the visibility and perspectives of women within art and education, for Fine Art Lecturer Laura Onions, the story of couple Gwyneth Holt and Thomas Bailey Huxley-Jones demonstrates how gender and class inequalities are inherently linked to the capacity to take risks and the need to take care. Responding to these conflicting demands, Laura has produced a set of oil paintings focusing on the representation of vultures through additive and subtractive mark-making. Paint is wiped, thinned, removed, and smeared towards a fragmentary grasp on the vulture as a being of affection, resilience, protection, and patience.
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