This Saturday 19th March, Gasworks studio artist Michelle Williams Gamaker invites APR’s students to attend an open studios and presentation of the work of Gasworks’ residency artists. Visit the artists in residence in their studios, and hear about their research and work-in-progress, ranging from drawing, installation and textiles to poetry and performance. The artists will also make some of their recent projects and research available on Gasworks’ website for those who are unable to visit.
Gasworks, 155 Vauxhall Street, London, SE11 5RH
Please join at 3pm to visit the artists’ studios, at 4pm the artists in residence Leticia Ybarra, Katie Numi Usher, Adelaide Cioni and Issay Rodriguez will present their work.
Katie Numi Usher works across performance, sculpture, painting and embroidery to explore blackness and interrogate black female erasure within the both the colonial history of Belize and the present day. She regularly uses online social media platforms as virtual galleries, challenging the gatekeeping of traditional museum and gallery spaces and providing a space and a platform for other Belizean creatives to connect with both their community and the wider black diaspora.
Adelaide Cioni’s works at the intersection of textile, painting, and performance. The constant elements at the core of her practice are drawing and an absence of narration. Cioni’s work also utilises decorative patterns to engage with a form of shared non-verbal communication that has existed throughout human history.
Issay Rodriguez’s practice revolves around projects that deal with themes such as humanism and ecology which sometimes touch upon sociology and anthroposophy. Her work emanates from the act of drawing as foundation, and is developed into different configurations in the form of tactile and sensory, at times participatory, projects that occupy a space between the tangible and the virtual.
Leticia Ybarra’s work is based on the relationship between the concrete nature of poetry and the capacity of different forms – visual, gestural and textual – to contain and to circulate excess as a characteristic of queer expression.