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Grounded by Connor ShIields

Grounded by Connor ShIields

Venue: pythongallery
When: 20/09/2019 – 08/11/2019
Admission: Free

We would like to invite you to the launch of the next amazing exhibition at pythongallery.
The new show entitled, Grounded, is an exhibition featuring the sculpture and video work of Middlesbrough born artist Connor Sheilds. It  opens on Friday 20th September from 6.30 to 8.30 pm.

Connor Shields’ work fully embraces the role of the artist as a respondent to the fractious nature of current times. Drawing from personal experience, Connor pertinently illuminates tensions between social, emotional, political and queer agendas.

 

Through an amalgamation of found and created materials, the work develops as a sculptural response to the everyday forces that shape our sense of the ‘individual’. An investigation of industrial materials and craft techniques realises a visually powerful dynamic in which the artist explores ideas and experiences of working-class masculinity.

 

With subtlety, the work takes issue with the adopted roles that we easily accept and assume, allowing the viewer to unpick these perceptions

Connor  graduated Leeds Arts University in 2018 and in a the short period of time since, he has had a succession of accolades and exhibitions including:
Winning the Graduate Award from Yorkshire Sculpture Park
2 residencies and an exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
He has exhibited multiple times in Leeds, London and his home town of Middlesbrough.
 More information can be found at https://connorshields.com

As always the opening will be wonderfully supported by our amazing partners TP Coffeehouse.
We hope to see you there to help us celebrate the launch of this powerful and thought provoking show.
Very best wishes, Peter Heselton

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