Local Imagination 2012

San Francisco Art Institute,
Diego Rivera Gallery,
800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco CA 94133

13th - 25th August

This exhibition brings together the work of seven UK artists who work within the faculty of Fine Art at Leeds College of Art. Together, their works explore and question the idea of local imagination, difference, belonging and the importance of tradition. Over 160 years Leeds College of Art has contributed greatly to the development of art education in Britain, and was the first institution in the UK to incorporate Bauhaus innovations into Art & Design curricula. Pevsner noted a detachment and self-effacement among English artists and an understated but often quirky intelligence. This exhibition offers a San Francisco audience an opportunity to assess if this is still the case and to see if George Bernard Shaw's often quoted aphorism that "We are two countries separated by a common language," still stands.

Participating artists: Richard Baker, Garry Barker, Kelly Cumberland, Sheila Gaffney, Andrew Lister, Tom Palin and Sarah Taylor

Embodied Dreaming 2012

If I watch you grow, will I know how I grow?
drawing: digital print, charcoal, graphite, gold leaf on paper, 70 x 50cm
sculpture: wax, 35 x 14 x 11 cm

Exhibition essay

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