Aled Simons ! The Shipwreck ! Curated by Owen Griffiths
Centering around a collective perception and experience of past, present and future ‘Shipwreck’ is a collection of found discarded household doors. These universally recognizable features create corridors and pathways, the evidence of their previous lives form a landscape of universal space, history and memories. The process focuses on the notion of a constant search. Reclaiming and re-forming. Surrounding ones self with collections and fragments of the past to create a new, universal whole. Illuminating forgotten dreams, reuniting old friends and foretelling the apocalypse.
Aled Simons ! About
Winner of Welsh Artist of the Year Mixed Media Award 2011[St. David’s Hall, Cardiff], Aled Simons, is predominantly known for his use of collage, screen print, digital media, musical performance and humour to explore the converging of the unfamiliar within the familiar. A focus on experiences, memories and past, leads to the contemplation of unknown futures and perceived constants at times cultivating a post apocalyptic atmosphere.
Imagery can be recognised as Ten Thousand Yen label’s initial run of screen printed records; Aled Simons is a former SMU student and is based in Swansea and part of the Artist & Studio Collective, Supersaurus.
The Shipwreck is the first exhibition / event to launch the new Mission Gallery THINKagain> programme for professional development.
Mission Gallery off site related events
Arts Birthday at Kardomah Café ! 6pm - 8pm Tuesday 17 January 2012
To mark the annual celebration of Art's Birthday this site-responsive, interactive-installation extends the normal opening hours of the renowned Kardomah, transforming customers into the contributors of a screenplay installation. Kardomah Cafe ! Morris Buildings ! 11 Portland Street ! Swansea SA1 3DH
In Conversation at Supersaurus ! 2pm Saturday 21 January 2012
Aled Simons In Conversation with artist & curator Owen Griffiths in association with Artist & Studio collective Supersaurus - Madison House ! 34 Orchard Street ! Swansea SA1 5AW
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