Preview: Current art exhibitions in Norwich
09:50 25 May 2012
A timely pre-Olympics exhibition features works by the legendary American graphic designer Lance Wyman. Plus: Bill Viola’s Submerged Spaces, Dan Tombs, Breckland Artists and Print To The People.
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The Gallery, NUCA, St George’s Street, Norwich, until June 9, Tues-Sat 12pm-5pm, admission free, 01603 756247, www.nuca.ac.uk/thegallery
This timely pre-Olympics exhibition features works by the legendary American graphic designer Lance Wyman.
Wyman graduated from the Pratt Institute with a degree in industrial design in 1960 and went on to develop an iconic functional style which can be seen in some of his best-known works including the 1968 Mexico Olympic logotype and graphics for the 1970 Mexico World Cup.
This show, curated by Finola Gaynor, features work from some of Wyman’s most notable graphic design projects along with other rare and celebrated works such as Mexico’s first commemorative stamp, commissioned by the family of Martin Luther King following the assassination of the American civil rights leader in 1968. More recent works include designs for the Barack Obama presidential campaign.
Sainsbury Centre/The Undercroft, City Hall/The Crypt, Carnary Chapel, Norwich School, until July 29, Tues-Sun 10am-5pm, £6 (admits to all three venues) (£4 cons), 01603 766400, www.nnfestival.org.uk
Bill Viola is one of the world’s most celebrated artists using video as a medium. His mesmerising installations explore such fundamental human experiences as birth, death and the unfolding of consciousness.
Now his seminal video work comes to this region for the first time in this major exhibition in three locations — two unusual and not usually accessible — that provides a snapshot of both his working practice and his mastery of subject matter.
Comprising both large and small scale pieces loaned by Tate, National Galleries of Scotland and Viola’s studio, the exhibition is displayed over three venues across Norwich. It will be the first opportunity to see Visitation exhibited in the UK; the largest of the pieces, Five Angels for the Millennium is at the Sainsbury Centre. You can pay on the door.
Norwich Arts Centre, until June 9, 10am-6pm, free admission, 01603 660352, www.norwichartscentre.co.uk
An exciting exhibition of immersive digital prints and glitching audio/video work that is part of the Norwich Arts Centre’s Speed Up! programme.
The work of Dan Tombs, visiting lecturer on Film and Moving Image production at Norwich University College of the Arts, explores the cracks in video technology, building-in defects and looking for ways to pry apart the technical stability of an image.
He physically corrupts circuits, creates short circuits, and exploits the code of systems, with wild and unpredictable results.
The exhibition also includes a selection of Dan Tombs’ music videos and live performances working with Gold Panda, Nathan Fake, Luke Abbott, Factory Floor, Walls, Jon Hopkins and James Holden.
The Forum, Norwich, May 27-June 1, 9am-5pm, free admission, www.brecklandartists.com
Breckland Artists, formed in 2002, mark their 10th anniversary with a new. A diverse group of 15 artists, the group includes painters, printmakers, sculptors, potters, photographers and textile makers. Members included have exhibited in many galleries in East Anglia and beyond.
2012 PRINT ODYSSEY
Stew, Fishergate, Norwich, May 27-June 9, free admission, www.printtothepeople.com
Organised by Norwich-based mobile screen printing duo Print To The People, this exhibition features 42 artists working with 2D and 3D screenprints, installations, textiles and ceramics. The event, now in its second year, is double the size of the first and has attracted a record number of submissions from as far afield as the US and Canada.