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New exhibition explores our relationship with outer-space

Published: 
29 January 2015

A new art exhibition at The Winchester Gallery is set to explore outer-space and the 'human act of gazing upwards'. Fourteen international artists will display their work in the visual arts venue at the University of Southampton's, Winchester School of Art (WSA).

New art exhibition at the Winchester Gallery
Microwave by Mia Taylor

Deeply Highly Eccentric opens on Friday 6 February at the Winchester School of Art gallery in Park Avenue, Winchester. It features film, photography, sculpture, projection and painting by artists from the UK, Norway, Australia and Japan.

Curator and exhibiting artist Mia Taylor says: “We are delighted to be able to bring together such a strong body of work from so many internationally leading names – based around the theme of our relationship to space, planets, distance, time and human scale. Ellipses, circles and spheres are common throughout the show, forming planetary associations, looping narratives and geometric abstraction.”

The title, Deeply Highly Eccentric, is in itself a nod to astro-physics and the exhibition’s inter-linking theme. It refers to an elliptical and exceptionally elongated orbit used by a small number of artificial satellites, which yo-yo away from earth, deep into space, to probe the unknown, unseen and unpredictable.

Among those exhibiting are three lecturers from WSA; fine artists Nick Stewart and Mia Taylor, and sculptor Ian Dawson. They’ll show alongside Kjetil Berge, Alex Schady and Louisa Minkin – all former WSA staff. Work by Michael Curran, Mikala Dwyer, Nahoko Kudo, Systems House, Tim O’Riley, Sophy Rickett and Mark Aerial Waller will also be there, along with that of collaborative group the Boyle Family.

The exhibition is free and open to all. It runs from Friday 6 February to Thursday 19 February: Monday to Friday, 12 noon – 5 pm; Saturday, 11am - 3pm at The Winchester Gallery, Winchester School of Art, Park Avenue, Winchester, SO23 8DL.

For more details visit: www.deephighlyeccentric.org 

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