The New School House Gallery, York


14 – 28 November 2015,
12 December 2015 – 12 January 2016
Previews Friday 13th November, 6-8pm

Curated by Tilly Heydon and Catrin Podgorski

imageThe New School House Gallery is delighted to present an exploration of “affect” in a post-internet age, showcasing recently graduated and emerging artists from across the UK in a new multi-media group show.

The exhibition aims to explore the complex conversation between contemporary art and realising our unconscious emotions. In bringing together bold works by eight different artists, AHDYFAT is an attempt to force the viewer to reacquaint themselves with the base feelings and emotions that form their identity, away from the cacophony of social media that ordinarily surrounds us.

The reciprocal relationship between artwork and viewer is both lucrative and paramount to a work’s true meaning; we invite you to engage and converse with the pieces you see before you. You will encounter your own psyche, that of the artist’s, and that which is truly unexpected.

In a world that is at once isolating and overcrowded, a sense of impersonality is omnipresent. We forge to reflect inwardly and encounter a loss of self that this exhibition aims to help you reclaim.

And how do you feel about that?

And How Do You Feel About That? is part of the School House Gallery’s ‘New Curators’ programme, which the gallery launched in 2015. New Curators provides undergraduates at both the University of York and York St John University with hands-on opportunities to develop their curatorial skills by testing and proving their concepts in the arena of a professional contemporary art gallery.

About The New School House Gallery
Paula Jackson and Robert Teed co-founded The New School House Gallery in 2009 and are joint directors. Together they have curated over 40 exhibitions and projects across a range of disciplines and media. ‘The 21st century curator is a catalyst – a bridge between the local and the global… The possibility of enlightenment comes from embracing chance’ (Hans Ulrich Obrist).

The New School House Gallery, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PW
Tel: 01904 653603/07766 656030
Twitter: @schoolhousegall

Opening times:
Wed-Thur, 12-4pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-4pm; other times by appointment.

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