Reworked with Susie Reade

REWORKED

An exhibition by Mesh Artists Collective and Friends

Sciennes Gallery, Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL.

Open daily from 11am – 6pm, 4th – 27th November 2016

An integral aspect of an artist’s working practice is to periodically revisit, recycle and refine their initial ideas. REWORKED invites Mesh artists and friends to review their stock of research pieces and trial studies, further work them, and present them in reworked form. 

To encourage greater collaboration and opportunities for rethinking ideas, the group also have been tasked with reworking a research piece of another artist.  This brief aims to give artists greater understanding of their own personal development process and overcome any fear of departure from the initial ideas.

In the run up to the exhibition we will be posting a glimpse behind the scenes as the artists prepare their work.

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Susie Reade

1/ What is your inspiration?

Earth, compost and reusing.

But specifically now in the context of deciphering my mother’s Russian war time diary-

What is on the surface?

What is not expressed?

What lies in the spaces?

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2/ Describe your workplace

Outside, the shores of Loch Ewe, Russian stations, trains and museums and now my studio at home. This studio has plank floor with draughty gaps and paint splodges. You can’t see much of it due to dropped, scrunched up papers, half used card, stacked rolls of work in progress and bags of collage papers. Above my head is an old platform bed on which I store old work. I would really like to burn it.

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I’m interested in the process of drawing, collecting images, assembling narratives and the layering of painting. Once it’s done that’s it. It’s just part of a journey.

 

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3/ What music do you listen to while working?

Silence

4/ What book is on your bedside table?

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

5/ How do you interpret ‘reworked’

Reusing old work (mine or that of other artists), covering the surface with a new layer, scraping back, cutting and mixing up are all physical processes which help fertilize and order my current understanding

Find out more about Susie Reade’s work through our members profiles, and visit our exhibition to see her finished  ‘Reworks’:

REWORKED

An exhibition by Mesh Artists Collective and Friends

Sciennes Gallery, Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL.

Open daily from 11am – 6pm, 4th – 27th November 2016

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