Didcot – Press Release New Art Exhibition – August 2019

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    Didcot – Press Release New Art Exhibition – August 2019

    Press contact: Manon Franklin-Fraiture, Artist and Curator
manonfranklin – fraiture@hotmail.co.uk 07533621997


    When: 6th August 2019 – 18th August 2019

    Preview Night: 9th August, 6.30-8.30pm

    Presence is a group exhibition that showcases four emerging Oxford based artist, Kate Aries, Manon Franklin-Fraiture, James Lester and Jack Whitney.

    Combining drawing, textile, illustration and digital artworks, the artists have created new works that question what is means to exist in the contemporary world, physically, sexually, virtually and digitally. Viewers present will be able to engage with works perceptually and/or physically, encouraging them to also contemplate these questions.

    Kate Aries explores perception and illusion through experimentation with the camera, using different techniques to obscure and restrict her body. Kate’s practice focuses not only on embodied experience, but also the manipulated and processed image and the mutability of identities in this increasingly mediatised society.

    Manon Franklin-Fraiture’s quirky illustrations incorporate conversations and questions she overhears and brings them to life, shining a light on how human existence can be in our modern life.

    James Lester is a portraiture artist who’s work contemplates the shaping of humanity within a modern context. Throughout the duration of the exhibition James will be creating large-scale charcoal murals of an array of celebrity figures, offering the visitors the chance to watch the artist in action.

    Jack Whitney’s practice challenges normative notions of gender, sexuality and politics, for this exhibition Jack has used embroidery as a way of drawing humorous yet thought provoking images.

    This show is supported by OVADA’s Tommy Watkins, established artist, curator and mentor.

    Make your presence know at the Preview Evening, August 9th, 6:30pm-8:30pm for music, live art and drinks.

    Where: Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Rd, Didcot, OX11 7NE (Cornerstone Gallery).


    A professional arts, culture and entertainment venue in the heart of Didcot, Oxfordshire.

    Cornerstone is brought to you by South Oxfordshire District Council. Opened in 2008, Cornerstone presents a high quality programme of live performance, participatory activities, exhibitions and outreach work that meet the needs and enhance the experiences of our local community, and beyond.

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