Arts degree show2017

Ellie Langsworthy

The gallery space is the key means of how most people in the world view art.

My array of characters is designed to hold a mirror up to how society engages in a gallery context. By turning the gallery experience on its head I’m placing how we view art and engage with it under the microscope.

Whether you’re scratching your chin with Linda, or sat rolling your eyes with Sam, you’ll experience how the sculptures poke fun at stereotypes around “art fans”, as well as reflecting the class gender and status of people found in galleries. This idea of work allows me to touch on the humour and realistic aspect of the characters as they will be mimicking the lengthy time people spend looking at art.