THE latest group show at S1 Artspace, the S1 Members Show 2011, adds up to a showcase of the best contemporary artists working in South Yorkshire today
Marking one year into S1’s new premises on Trafalgar Street the Members Show brings together 15 contemporary artists currently based there showcasing new work produced over the past year, some of it produced specifically for this exhibition.
The show offers audiences an opportunity to encounter artists at the forefront of contemporary art production working within Sheffield today. The exhibition includes a new sound installation by studio holder Haroon Mirza who won the Silver Lion at this year’s Venice Biennale and is currently presenting a solo exhibition, I Saw Square Triangle Sine at Camden Arts Centre in London.
Also included is Roanna Wells, whose intricate hand-stitched silks were selected for the 2011 Jerwood Drawing Prize, and video artist Joseph Cutts whose work is currently being presented at Project 101, The Lab Gallery, New York. James Clarkson is presenting three installations which reinterpret everyday objects into modernist sculptures, Peter Martin projects 1980’s television advertisements into the gallery, spliced with a hypnotic soundscape, and Emily Musgrave’s fragile sculptures employ found objects which masquerade as other materials.
The S1 Members Show provides studio holders with an opportunity to showcase their most current artworks, allowing the exhibition to act as a testing ground for the development and presentation of new concepts and ideas. Featuring sculpture, installation, video work, photography, print and painting, this is a diverse exhibition presenting artists at varying stages in their careers from recent graduates to artists emerging on an international stage.
It continues until January 14.