MEET THE ARTISTS OF THE FIRST TERM AT GALLERY/MIZ RESIDENCY! (13.06-04.07.2012)
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Elize Vossgatter was born in Johannesburg in 1981. She attended strict, private all-girls boarding school. This constant living with women has influenced her art production immensely.
She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Michaelis School of Art at the University of Cape Town in 2002 UCT.
Vossgatter has since been a teacher at an all-girls’ high school, and more recently as a permanent resident at the Bijou studios where she is active in organising open studios and greater community driven cultural events in the space. She presently works under the mentorship of teacher and painter Julia Teale.
She has just completed her first solo show entitled “Sterntaler” at the Association of Visual Arts in Cape Town (2012). For the exhibition, Vossgatter drew inspiration from “Die Sterntaler”, also called The Star Money or The Star Talers, one of the tales collected by the Grimm Brothers.
Emma Wieslander, born in Lund, Sweden, lives and works in London, UK. In 2007 she received a Master in Photography from the Royal College of Art. Recent shows and screening include; GSK Contemporary; Art of a Changing World at the Royal Academy of Art, London, Internationale Fotografie II: into LANDSCAPE at Galerie Helmut Hartman, Vienna, transmediale 09 – deep north, Berlin, International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and Anticipation at Ultralounge Gallery, London.
Her projects belong to a group of works in which she, taking the landscape as a starting point, has been exploring interrelations between the perceived, depicted and described. The major themes have been; pictorial traditions and the articulation of the transformation from the three dimensional into the picture plane and vice versa, the landscape in relation to visibility and change, especially as mediated by culture or technology, as well as ideas of the vanishing, disappearing and almost not perceivable and the desires these might evoke.
Rebecca Travis was born in Bradford (England) in 1988.
She was awarded a first class degree in Fine Art from University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 2011 and now works as an artist, writer and gallery assistant in Newcastle.
Travis’s work is fundamentally an investigation into surface and material through a variety of media including 35mm slide projection installations, drawing and book making. She holds a studio at the NewBridge Project and recently completed her first solo exhibition Controlled Ruin with the Armstrong Studio Trust, responding to the architectural surroundings of the ruined Jesmond Dene Banqueting Hall.
In addition to her studio practice, Travis is also a writer. She is a contributor and online editor for The Flaneur culture blog and a correspondent and distributor for CANNED magazine, an arts journal created through the NewBridge Project to discuss contemporary art, it’s wider themes and impact.
Travis is currently a gallery assistant at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead.
http://rebeccatravis.tumblr.com/ (studio practice)
http://jottingissimplicity.tumblr.com/ (critical writing)