No need to be anxious
9:40am Thursday 6th January 2011 in Exhibitions
Oriel Mwldan’s first exhibition of 2011 will be Avi Allen’s Always a Little Anxious, opening at Theatr Mwldan on Saturday.
Avi moved to west Wales from London in 2001 and graduated from The West Wales School of the Arts with a BA Hons (first class) in fine arts in 2008.
Avi said: “My work is concerned with an ongoing engagement with the language of drawing and its place within contemporary artistic practice. For me, drawing becomes a site in which to explore and celebrate notions of mutuality and conversation.
“I am interested in the complex relationship between humans and animals and am currently exploring the phenomenon of displaying dead trophy animals.
“Can trophy displays memorialise the beauty of nature? Or is it a process that serves to promote, maintain and normalise the objectification and marginalisation of another animal?
“My aim is to explore drawing as a process in which to investigate, reveal and disrupt narratives of force and domination.”
Avi currently teaches the critical and contextual studies program on the foundation course at The West Wales School of the Arts. She will be giving an informal talk at a free opening event at 4.30pm on Saturday.
Over the last six years, Avi has been working on a project to renovate a disused Chapel in Ffwrnais, Machynlleth, with the aim of creating a ‘space’ in which to discuss and promote contemporary art practice in Wales and beyond.
Oriel Mwldan is open between 10am and 8pm every day, with free admission. Always a Little Anxious runs until February 12th.
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