Emily Stollery

Emily Stollery is a sculptural artist based in Nottingham, who’s practice is led by the seductive properties of materials. I choose to shift, and reappropriate the natural associations we have with these materials, in a way that somewhat goes against the ‘rules’ of my chosen medium. Breaking them out of the confines of what we know they are capable of, and perhaps suggesting an alternative.
Most recently Emily has exhibited as part of the Woon Prize 2018, as well as recently showing work in Corner Space (solo exhibition) and Surface Galley (group exhibition). She graduated with a BA(hons) in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent in 2018.

Stand, Lean, Others Don't (They Don't Do That)

Stand, Lean, Others Don’t (They Don’t Do That) brings together various strains of making into one space. And it is here where harmonic relationships and interactions, that were not made with intent, begin to unfold. Steam bent wood, ceramics and silicone; disparate materials unified through their manipulation.
Surfaces not quite right, imperfections showcased. These forms, in their purity, reference the struggle of the processes they were born from. A not so perfect form, formed perfectly. Allowing chance and indeterminacy to exist as a parameter for making.
Observe how the wood bends, flows gesturally in a way that seems wrong. I choose to shift, and reappropriate the natural associations we have with these materials, in a way that somewhat playfully goes against the ‘rules’ of my chosen medium. Breaking them out of the confines of what we know they are capable of, and perhaps suggesting an alternative.

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UKYA PROJECTS:

UKYA City Takeover: Nottingham 2019

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