Approved: 12.03.2021

noelle genevier

Artist, Curator, Digital designer, Maker

Approved: 12.03.2021

Noelle Genevier (born in 1958) lives, works and studies in Surrey. She is recently completed a Fine Art MA but up until 2016 had little knowledge or experience of contemporary fine art.  Genevier has had several solo and joint exhibitions over the past five years: an installation for the National Trust, Dapdune Wharf, Guildford, an exhibitor in What Do We Know Anyway, Bloc Project, Sheffield, Edge to Edge, at the Cello Factory, London, public art exhibition with Surrey Hills Arts, an 18 month solo residency with Hounslow arts and joint exhibition at the James Hockey Gallery, Farnham.

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    Artist Statement

    Noelle Genevier (born in 1958) lives, works and studies in Surrey. She is recently completed a Fine Art MA but up until 2016 had little knowledge or experience of contemporary fine art.  Genevier has had several solo and joint exhibitions over the past five years: an installation for the National Trust, Dapdune Wharf, Guildford, an exhibitor in What Do We Know Anyway, Bloc Project, Sheffield, Edge to Edge, at the Cello Factory, London, public art exhibition with Surrey Hills Arts, an 18 month solo residency with Hounslow arts and joint exhibition at the James Hockey Gallery, Farnham.

    The work is looking at entanglement and the embedding of old knowledge into new concepts creating new systems with which to view the future. The flow of ideas back and forth into the past, through the present into the future weaving new stories. The entwining of technology with historical wisdom and practises can be seen in the work. It looks at the resilience of plants and what can be learnt from this.

    Through the unseen the work reflects on the natural world using the medium of collage, screen printing and digital design. The work looks at the complex connections and associations we have with our surroundings. It teases out the layers of information that are contained in a single viewpoint or image and recombines them speculatively. It looks in depth, beyond what is physically possible and at underlying constructs of things which are familiar to us. The work looks at the unseen: things that are seen but not noticed – veins on a leaf the sewn stitches on a seam, things that cannot be seen with the naked eye, abstract things: ideas, thoughts, dreams. Things that are out of the line of sight on the periphery of our vision. The areas out of focus in a photograph, the space between what we see, its translation in our mind to its definition – the conglomeration of shapes and colours that become interpreted by language, experience and knowledge. It considers the idea of reality; is the thing we see actually what it is?

    The conventional view we have of things and how we communicate with them is challenged in the work which is influenced by Jane Bennett’s Vibrant Matter; in which she asks the viewer to envisage creating a new way of looking at the world. A view which does away with the hierarchical idea that humans are the only agents on the planet. The work embodies Jane Bennett’s idea that we are all interconnected as humans and with our environment. All things (human, living, non-human and non-living) are made up of several parts each part working to maintain a whole and to stay connected to other parts this can be seen in the collages where each image supports is neighbour through colour, texture and subject matter. These interlocking networks (or patterns) and interconnection are something that can be found in the work.

    The interdisciplinary practice includes installations, collage, screen printing, zine production and digital design.

    CV & Education

    Noelle Genevier

    @subliminal_haze

    https://ng808.wordpress.com/

     

    Education

    2019 – 2021    MA Fine Art, UCA Farnham (current)

    2016 – 2019    BA (Hons), Fine Art UCA, Farnham

    1995 – 1997    Art Foundation, University of Creative Arts, Epsom

     

    Solo Exhibitions

    2019       Objections, Linear Gallery, Farnham, UK

                   Invisible Divisions, Ollie Quinn Gallery, Brighton, UK

     

    2018       Sub-Liminal Haze, Cave Gallery, London, UK

                   Sub-Liminal Haze 2, Leatherhead, UK

     

    Group Exhibitions

    2021      Alt- terior, James Hockey Gallery, Farnham, UK

                  MA Fine Art Degree Show, Farnham, UK

                  Edge to Edge, the Cello Factory, London 

                  Forgotten Thought, Safehouse 1, London, UK

                 What Do We Know (Anyway)?, Bloc Project, Sheffield, UK 

                 Unsettled Focus, (South Molton Street Gallery), London, UK 

                 Heathlands Artwork, Farnham Heath, Surrey Hills Arts, UK  (ongoing)

                 Vibrant Landings, Hounslow Libraries CPP Hounslow, UK (ongoing)

                  Beyond the Boundaries, Foyer Gallery, Farnham UK and online

                  The Sky Has No Surface, Instagram and  online exhibition

     

    2020      Coronapocalypse! (online exhibition)

                    Materiality (online exhibition) @materiality_exhibition

                  The Garage, @housebound, Chapel Artists’ Studios, Andover, online, UK

     

    2019      In Between, Cranleigh, UK

                  Farther Apart, Farnham, UK                     

                  Chameleon, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK

                  Generations and Nations, Farnham, UK

                  Tumblehome, National Trust, Dapdune Wharf, Guildford, UK

                  Pint-Sized, Brewery Tap, Folkestone, UK

     

    2018      Think Thunk, Crypt Gallery, London, UK

                  Steak and Beans, Safehouse 1, London, UK

     

    2017       Edge of Time, History Museum, Aldershot UK

                   Disponere, 5th Base Gallery, London, UK

                   Everyday, Linear Gallery, Farnham, UK

     

    2016       Into the Dark, Menier Gallery, London, UK

     

    Residencies

    2021      Animals, Interdependence Between Species, NAHR, Italy (forthcoming)

    2021       Atmospheric Colour, Hounslow, UK (forthcoming)

    2021       Online Curatorial Residency, @Undertow Project

    2020       Isolation Alliance, @murze magazine, online, UK

    Curation

    2018       Valid Equal, Bournemouth, UK (co-curated with:  Sascha Byrne, Pui Kan, Elizabeth              Kasavuli Davies)

     

    2017       Her Ship is Sinking, Ikea, Croydon, UK (co-curated with Abi Braley, Alexandra

                   Dyason, Freyja Harrison and Pui Kan) in collaboration with Rosie Greenhagh, Tim            Pugh, Alke  

                   Schmidt and Amy Sterly

     

    Commissions

    2015         Do Not Bury Your Talents

    St Peter’s School, Leatherhead; public work, 2 mosaics 2m x .90m     and 1.4m x .75m

     

    Publications

    2021       Beyond the Boundaries, Art Exhibition zine 

     

    2020       Coronapolcalypse! Part of an online and published exhibition

                   Interview with Art Habens online art magazine

                   Unsettling Focus, Art Exhibition zine

     

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