June 13, 2013

Of Time And

15 June – 14 September 2013

Bury Art Museum is pleased to present Of Time And, an exhibition of new
and existing works by Evangelia Spiliopoulou.

Evangelia Spiliopoulou's work proposes new aesthetic and poetic functions for everyday objects and tools. In her series of digital Office Drawings, made with Microsoft Word Office software, she uses her knowledge and skill in classical observational drawing to create graphs and diagrams reminiscent of technical illustrations or instruction manuals. But rather than practical information, the drawings convey a sense of disorientation, like puzzles in which words and graphic elements seem to contradict conventional logic. They are maps of a mental process of free association and an intuitive response to the play of meanings suggested in words.

Her new work Thermohygrograph2, created for this exhibition, achieves a similar effect by the most economical means. It consists of two identical devices for measuring temperature and humidity in museums put side by side. The seemingly tautological gesture amplifies their practical purpose for the functions of the museum while also transforming them into an artefact on display and allowing our imagination move freely between the two.

Evangelia Spiliopoulou (b. Greece, 1981) initially studied drawing and fine art in Athens and in 2009 completed MA Fine Art at Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University

Spiliopoulou currently lives in Manchester and is represented by Bureau.
 A special launch of Evangelia’s exhibition is being held at Bury Art Museum on Saturday 15 June, 14:00-15:30. This is the perfect opportunity to meet the artist and find out more about her work. Refreshments available

June 04, 2013


Preview: Friday 7th June
Exhibition: 8th-14th June, 1-5pm
4a Piccadilly Place, Manchester

Live Performances from Naomi Kashiwagi & Sarah Sanders, plus artist talk 8th June, 2-4pm.

Things are not what they first seem... Carefully chosen artists have been invited to respond to the theme Android, originating from the Greek words 'andro' meaning man (or human) and 'eidos' meaning like or likeness. These new artworks are varied in media, and together, create an intense visual and audio experience to captivate the viewer.

The inspiration for this show comes from the cult classic Blade Runner directed by Ridley Scott (1982) and Metropolis directed by Fritz Lang (1927).

Woven into this discourse is a new work by Beth Ward The Mountain Has a Mouth (An alternative book cover illustration for Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick). Incorporating elements from the novel such as: Mars, a mountain and clouds of dust. Antony Hall has considered the life-like qualities an android would potentially lack and developed a kinetic work called Lung. Lung attempts to accurately replicate the phenomena of human breath. Daniel Fogarty has created a set of concrete sculptures that play to the language of the face, a cover, a shelter, an object looking back at you. Evi Grigoropoulou presents Semi Precious a perfect dissimulation of likeness.

Artists: Matthew Bamber, Tom Baskeyfield, Sandra Bouguerch, Margaret Cahill, Nina Chua, Julie Del’Hopital, Paul Dodgson, Pat Flynn, Daniel Fogarty, Evi Grigoropoulou, Ben Gwilliam, Antony Hall, John Hood, Ian Irvine, Laurence Lane, John Lynch, Daksha Patel, Evangelia Spiliopoulou, Beth Ward, Denis Whiteside and Jacqueline Wylie.

This exhibition was realised by Sarah Sanders, curated by Julie Del’Hopital and Ian Irvine with assistance by John Lynch.