The Muse Gallery proudly presents
Winter Group Show
Samantha Y. Huang
Opening Night: Thursday, 14.01.2016, 6.30-9.00pm
1 .01 - 07.02
From January to May, London based artists Nicholas Cheeseman, Samantha Y. Huang and Gemma Milligan are working on site at ‘The Muse gallery/studio, as part of the 2016 residency program.
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MA Fine Art Chelsea College of Arts
Nicholas Cheeseman has a practice that investigates materiality and process. His works consider the value of these factors and can be viewed as relics of both the media and means of production. He uses the physical act of making as a means of thinking, and whilst his work appears to have a systematic approach this belies the experimental nature of the work. He uses a variety of media and techniques including drawing, embroidery and sculpture.
Nicholas lives and works in East London. Having studied for his BA in Fine Art at Staffordshire University he recently continued his education at Chelsea College of Arts (UAL) in MA Fine Art. He has exhibited across London and the UK, has work in a number of collections, as well as being commissioned to produce work in England, Australia and the USA.
Samantha Y. Huang
MFA in Fine Art, Kingston University
Samantha Y. Huang is a London based, Taiwanese born, practicing artist. Huang’s early practice involves book sculpture and performance art. In her recent practice, she has been working with sound and video, and is developing an archival approach to her work – one that moves beyond documentation. Her dream life and waking sensory experience have been immensely influential to her core art practice.
Huang received her first formal arts education at London College of Communication for Art and Design foundation course. She later continued her BA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design in UK, and then an MFA at Kingston University.
Huang has been exhibiting her work in the USA and the UK, and her work has been featured in various publications in UK, Europe, USA and Asia.
BA Fine Art, Middlesex University
Gemma Milligan is a London based artist, who studied BA Fine Art at Middlesex University.
&lsquo I see my works as an ‘event’ during the creating process, which then becomes an essential part of the work. I experiment to gain knowledge, which allows me a sense of control during the making process. But this feeling of control is in flux as changes happen that are not under my control. Due to the ephemeral nature of the material and the natural environment, I begin to play with the materials sensitivity.’
The images are small sculptural experimentations made from glass, glue, resin, and wire. The photograms are capturing the experimental stage of the process, before the materials begin to corrupt and decay due to the entropic process.