1 The Path - between the earth and stars (2021)
2 The Path – the stones lay before her (2021)
3 The Path – it was golden (2021)
1. Petri dish, painted wire, wax, ink and ashes on paper, verso, ink wax and graphite
2. Petri dish, sculpture - paper straw with gold acrylic ink, paper insert- ink, graphite, transparency ink jet print, verso – ashes and graphite on paper with gold ink.
3. Petri dish, sculpture – paper straw with ink. Paper insert, gold
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
These pieces were from a series The Path, were generated during an online co-working drawing session. The results were then worked further, and words added. The ashes were made from corks collected from 2020. I often make my own materials and mix these with ready-made materials. All works from the series have small elements of larger works in the studio.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in London in 1969, Tina Culverhouse graduated from the London art school at Middlesex Polytechnic in 1991. Influence from tutor’s including Tansy Spinks, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Vincent Woropay and visiting tutors including Jo Spence and Helen Chadwick formed strong conceptual ideas across disciplines at this formative time resulting in an experimental practice including sound, spoken work, writing, performance and installation. Culverhouse’s main focus lies in the tension between the body and the material she is working with. The space between the verbal in her writing and the non-verbal in her artwork holds this void, a tension between the negative and the positive, haptic, visceral and non-held, contained or escaped relating to her own body within the work. Working across traditional disciplines, Culverhouse uses ritual, performance, video, image collection, writing and drawing as a core to generating work. The studio work emerges from the process at photography, installation, sculpture, painting and print. The works are often in conversation with one another and immersion, performative making and seriality in the process is a key element of the practice. Culverhouse has re-established this experimental practice in the last few years and is due to graduate with a master’s degree from UH Creatives 2019-21.
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