Red + Green = Yellow
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - Friday, January 29, 2021, Wed – Fri, 12-5pm
Red + Green = Yellow
Abi Freckleton | Catriona Beckett | Eveleigh-Evans | James Ellis | Theresa Poulton
Opening: Wednesday 4 November, 12–5pm
The NewBridge Project : Gateshead
232-240 High St, Gateshead, NE8 1AQ
Please note this exhibition will only be open on Wednesday 4 November, 12-5pm. It will then close until December at the earliest. To book your viewing slot for Wednesday please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Red + Green = Yellow is an experimental exhibition which explores visual communication through imagination, abstraction and making.
Through an open call, artists Abi Freckleton, Catriona Beckett, David & Melissa Eveleigh-Evans, James Ellis and Theresa Poulton were selected to make a new work as a visual response to another work. At the start of the process each artist was provided with a photograph (without any further information) of an artwork by another artist, using their immediate visual reaction as inspiration they have been commissioned to create a new artwork in response to that image. The exhibition presented at The NewBridge Project : Gateshead features both the original artworks, along with the newly commissioned works.
Red + Green = Yellow considers both the neural and artistic processes that takes place when developing a commissioned work, and through this process we are particularly interested in the immediate reactions and the responses to the photographs. Processes like these will be explored through a series of workshops and events which will take place throughout the duration of the exhibition. Within these events we are keen to include a wide range of voices from both artists and scientists who explore both vision and perception within their fields of practice, as well as the common and diverse approaches made when responding to new information or visual cues.
Abi Freckleton studied at Chelsea College of Art and has exhibited across London and the UK including group shows at Turf ProjectsCroydon, Pumphouse Gallery in Battersea and MK Gallery in Milton Keynes, with solo exhibitions at Workshop53 Gallery and as part ofArtLicks Weekend 2015. Most recently her work featured in @consciousisolation ‘s The Haptic/The Virtual and she is currently working towards a solo show for @kristiandaygallery and a group show at Kingsgate Project Space.
Catriona Beckett is an artist living and working in Glasgow, Scotland. She creates installations which encompass time-based media and painting within an expanded field. Her work is informed by thoughts surrounding future landscapes, and it plays with and in possibilities of composition, scale and colour. She graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee with a BA Art & Philosophy in 2018. She has exhibited at Generator Projects, Dundee and was selected for Hospitalfield’s Graduate Residency in 2018.
David and Melissa Eveleigh-Evans, live and work in London. Our practise is a dialogue that investigates sign systems across history, encompassing both modern and ancient archetypes. Our focus is forms and matter creating objects of power using charged materials. We met at the Royal College of Art in 1998 as students.
James Ellis is a contemporary abstract artist based in Rutland, UK. Working with collage, he creates colourful compositions from meticulously arranged paper. He completed a Bachelor of Design in Paris before making his way into the art world, where he found a place to share not only utilitarian design but ideas, concepts and more importantly feelings. His recent collage artworks earned him an Artist Development Bursary from The Collection and Usher Gallery as well as the opportunity to exhibit at the Paper Festival at Manchester Central Library. Working from home next to Rutland Water, the influence of nature and the human body can always be found in his work.
Theresa Poulton was born in Everton in 1963 and she lives and works in the North East of England. Poulton studied Fine Art at The University of Sunderland and was awarded a First Class BA Hons in 2011. In 2013 she gained an MFA at Newcastle University, she has been a freelance artist/creative since completing her MFA. Several of her works are part of Durham and Newcastle University private collections. Poulton has delivered visual art workshops in the UK and internationally and has worked with participants from a diversity of backgrounds and levels of art education and achievement. She is a studio holder at The NewBridge Project.
Overmorrow is an ongoing festival developed and produced by The NewBridge Project: Programme Committee. Launched through the months of November 2020 – April 2021 the festival will include a series of commissions, talks, screenings and events which explore our collective futures with audiences, members and communities.
Poster and artwork by Keano Anton.