Disturbed Surfaces: Where we meet?
Venue: The Gallery At St. George’s House
When: 01/10/2019 – 16/12/2019
The Gallery At St George’s House is proud to present an inter-related exhibition from Lancashire based artists Georgianna Cardoso and Theresa Taylor.
Disturbed Surfaces: Where we meet? brings together a range of individual works from each artist, as well as collaborative pieces. It encompasses both the physicality of the natural world, in particular above and below the sea and the emotional/psychological associations and meanings.
Georgianna Cardoso’s work revolves around the aftermath of violence and the way it affects societies and individuals. Recent work explores coastal storms and the way sports such as kitesurfing turn a destructive force into power. Kitesurfing has allowed he artist to experience the power of the sea and wind, comparing the feeling of being caught in a storm struggling to stay afloat with the way one feels whilst experiencing a traumatic event. Cardoso’s work tells a very personal story alongside the stories of victims of violence and their resilience in rebuilding and using the pain of their loss to rebuild their lives.
Theresa Taylor’s work hovers mutably at the intersection of the internal and external worlds. She is concerned with the relationship between the two and the ‘twilight’ boundary areas of ambiguity. Her work is underpinned by psychoanalytic principles and centred on a kind of archaeology of being alive which links directly to her many years as a psychotherapist within the NHS and in private practice. Using printmaking as her central medium, Taylor appropriates material from the natural world, in particularly the sea, to investigate a range of human experiences, in particular the passing of time and what is left behind in the wake of life’s experiences.
Georgianna Cardoso (b. Mexico city) studied photography at La Escuela Activa de Fotografía México City and gained a MA Fine Art and BA Languages and from University of Central Lancashire. Cardoso has taken part in and curated a number of international art exchange projects including group exhibitions at the Bermuda Art Center at Dockyard, Bermuda.
Theresa Taylor (b. UK) graduated with a MA Fine Art from University of Central Lancashire, prior to this she studied Dip in Dynamic Psychotherapy, UKCP Registration,NWIDP Manchester and BA Hons Fine Art, Preston Polytechnic, Lancaster Annexe. She splits her time between her Lancaster studio and Artlab Contemporary Print Studios, Preston. Taylor exhibits widely both nationally and internationally.