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A House Within A Home by Phill Hopkins | Pitched by Jadene Imbusch | Collaborations On The Corner
10 Aug 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
‘A House Within A Home’ by Phill Hopkins and ‘Pitched’ by Jadene Imbusch are two solo exhibitions that look at the subject of what makes a House a Home and the distinctions between the two concepts.
In the case of Hopkins, whose career has been defined by a world of miniaturised representations of the ambitions and problems of the world in which we live, ‘A House Within A Home’ scales up the work into a sculptural installation spread over two rooms at BasementArtsProject. The project looks at the burgeoning homelessness crisis, the politics of wider society and their impact on both a local and world scale. Over the years Hopkins has looked at the world through the biased lens of popular media and attempted to create a more balanced view on the world situation, here Hopkins pulls the focus onto a subject at the heart of this South Leeds community and translates it in his own very singular manner.
In the format of a 'slight' intervention throughout the ground floor of the house, ‘Pitched’ by Jadene Imbusch looks at the subject of transience within a community, using her work to highlight the presence of those that are most ignored and neglected.
In the lead up to these exhibitions, Hopkins and Imbusch worked on a mail art project sending eight individual pieces back and forth in the post adding their own contributions to each others work. ‘A House Within A Home’, ‘Pitched’ and ‘Collaborations On The Corner’ are part of ‘On The Corner’, and have received support from INDEX FESTIVAL . Documentation of the collaborations can be found at https://www.basementartsproject.com/collaborations-on-the-corner
‘On the Corner’ is a project initiated by BasementArtsProject that will be realised during the Yorkshire Sculpture International: 22.06.19 - 29.09.19 as part of the Index Festival and will present the work of Keith Ackerman, Dominic Hopkinson, Phill Hopkins and Jadene Imbusch. The project is a direct response to the statement put forward by artist Phyllida Barlow for the Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019 that says ‘sculpture is the most anthropological of the art forms’ and ‘there is a basic human impulse to make and connect with objects.’
BasementArtsProject has been working for the last eight years on projects that are aimed at raising the profile of art within the South Leeds community, and South Leeds within the city, national and international art scene. This project will see the realisation of two public sculptures by Keith Ackerman and Dominic Hopkinson on the corner of Dewsbury and Tunstall Road, and two residency / exhibitions at BasementArtsProject, also on the same corner.
Alongside this event the original 'Jacob's Ladder' by Keith Ackerman, which is being scaled up to 7ft for On the Corner, is on display at the INDEX Festival hub in Leeds City Centre (Open Thurs - Sun 10am - 4pm) and a new work by Dominic Hopkinson will be on display in the kitchen at BasementArtsProject.
Please check times with event organiser for any last minute changes.
No Wheelchair Access. We are currently working on plans that we hope to realise in future years to address wheelchair access We document every exhibition on our website with writing, images and occasionally film We are able to assist those with limited mobility and / or visual impairment with access to the Basement space. We have a collection of past artists on permanent display on the ground floor.
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