Aspex Gallery welcomes their first Platform Alumni resident Charlotte Bradley, a recent Fine Art Graduate of the University for the Creative Arts Farnham (UCA). In late 2016, Charlotte Bradley took part in ‘Platform’, a group exhibition showcasing the compelling work of creative graduates from across the South of England. For this region wide project Aspex selects artwork by two students studying Fine Art and Photography from The University of Portsmouth, The University of Creative Arts Farnham (UCA), The University of Chichester, Arts University Bournemouth (AUB), Southampton Solent and Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton).
Charlotte Bradley’s selected screen based installation ‘Humiliation in St. Mary’s’ immersed the audience into a world she describes as a “conversation between the holy trinity of religion, sex and politics”. Charlotte Bradley will be located in the Aspex studio space up until the 29th of January 2017, a facility for researching ideas, experimentation and production of work. She will be using her time within the studio to create new artwork in the form of installation and time based media to develop her artistic practice.
“My residential practice would be dedicated to addressing the tension between spectacle, voyeur, and ‘the gaze’, illustrating this relationship through highly visual installations and physical conversations. Whether a TV suspended above an oil pit, an erotic video laid on a church altar table, or a wallpapered corridor of fake red leather, my work has started to expand beyond a purely digital format. I am therefore determined to use such a residency to push this curiosity to new levels.” – Charlotte Bradley
You can keep up-to-date with Charlotte Bradley’s residency via her website, or by using the hashtag #AspexArtist on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.