MEETINGS FOR 2015-2016
Wednesday 03 February 2016
14.00 to 17.00hrs
Room BLG08, University Building, City University, London EC1V 0HB:
Note Change of Venue - see below

More details will be available soon but speakers are:

Roger Woodiwiss
Roger Woodiwiss will be talking about his 'Retail Therapy' group of paintings and prints. The work is derived from commercial plastic carrier bags. The work exploits the shapes and colours of the consumer environment. Initially a range of bags were collected from a shopping mall. These were then dismembered and made into small collaged compositions which were then enlarged onto canvas and further developed.
The digital prints are related but separate. Small pieces of carrier bags were freely improvised into compositions on an A4 scanner. The actual 'collages' only existed for the length of the scan as no glue is used at any point in the process. The resultant pieces were then modified and further developed in Photoshop on the computer.

Garth Lewis
Lewis untitledGarth Lewis incorporates ink-jet printing, direct printing and hand painting in the same picture by applying paint to fabric that has been printed with his own computer-generated compositions.
In 2004 a large group of digitally designed and printed canvases were created as the starting point for paintings, many of which are still being worked on today. Certain works were completed according to the original intentions; others have been repainted many times, before arriving at their finished state. This reflects a working process of open-ended revision, and the challenge of reconciling media that resemble each other but have different technical and formal functions. The digital compositions are created in Photoshop, using a paint-colour palette'; this is an original system that enables knowledge and experience of pigment colours to be explored with computing tools.
The computer-generated canvases incorporate scanned, adjusted and printed source material into ostensibly abstract works where painted colour can contrast or merge with printed colour. Combining analogue and digital processes increases the paintings' visual ambiguity to produce a rich, metaphorical, pictorial space. The speed, range and flexibility of digital imaging represent a challenge to the slow changing character of paintings that
are intimate, hands-on and individually experienced.


Lomax AnaelTom Lomax
Tom Lomax aims to establish a model for his sculptural practice that allows a more direct translation from idea and vision to material form.
His completed pieces are conjured up on the computer screen, involving complex, paradoxical, chance relationships that would be unlikely inventions with traditional studio tools. At the same time the computer generated drawings are translated from areas of geometric fantasy to the tangible world of material things.
After years working with colour as a patina on cast bronze sculptures that were rehearsed and illustrated through drawing and painting, the new work, using modelling and imaging programs, develops the colour as an intrinsic element of the finished work. It is the dynamic relationship between colour and three-dimensional form, the complexity of both that has been the revelation of the digital experiments. The computer programming supports a process that is genuinely capable of surprise and invention which can often determine the autogenetic appearance and orientation of the 3D printed objects. The results are emphatically visual, exuberantly polychrome and free from the gravity and poise of hand-made sculptural form.

Room BLG08, University Building, Northampton Square, City University, London EC1V 0HB
Note Change of Venue: because of building work there is a temporary enterance from Northampton Square -
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14.00 hrs until 17.00 hrs

Free, open to all

DATE 31 January 2016