Jamian Juliano Villani
Shani Rhys James
Camille Blatrix presents 'No School' entirely new work discusses the role of biography, influence, upbringing and artistic career. 'Women's Art Society II ' reflecting on the rich heritage and history of the gallery building. Thomas Goddard presents a new installation.
Camille Blatrix: No School
Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti
In 2014, Blatrix was awarded the prestigious Prix d’entreprise Ricard, which annually gives a monetary prize to an emerging French artist whose work has been exhibited at the Foundation’s space in Paris. For the 16th edition of the award, the Foundation wished to honour the artist with a solo show outside France. The exhibition in MOSTYN, a UK premiere, presents entirely new work by the artist and responds to his visit to the town of Llandudno in 2014. For the show, Blatrix has invited his parents Dorothée Loriquet (a ceramicist) and François Blatrix (formerly an artist) to present their own work alongside his own, hosted within a scenography developed by Camille Blin. The exhibition discusses the role of biography, influence, upbringing and artistic career, setting the tone for MOSTYN’s ongoing Conversation Series, a sequence of shows that brings together exhibitions in conversation.
The exhibition is curated by Alfredo Cramerotti (MOSTYN Director) and produced by MOSTYN, Wales UK and Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris with further support by Fluxus Art Projects. An illustrated, limited edition artist book will accompany the exhibition, featuring essays by Camille Blatrix and Alfredo Cramerotti.
Women’s Art Society II
Curated by Adam Carr
Women’s Art Society II is the fifth in a series of exhibitions reflecting on the rich heritage and history of the gallery building. The show is a sequel to the first Women’s Art Society exhibition in 2013, which took as its starting point the gallery’s founding in 1901 as the first art space in the world built specifically to house the work of female artists, in this case the work of the Gwynedd Ladies’ Art Society. Women’s Art Society II continues the spirit of the original Ladies’ Art Society, inviting nine internationally active female artists to introduce work in the gallery space over 100 years on.
In part, a survey of the discipline of painting today, the works display a range of approaches, styles and conceptual concerns, and point to painting’s continued relevance. The work of contemporary artists will be shown alongside a historical element, which examines the local art scene leading up to the formation of both the Royal Cambrian Academy and the Gwynedd Ladies’ Art Society (GLAS).
Participating artists: Cornelia Baltes, Sol Calero, Ditte Gantriis, Lydia Gifford, May Hands, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Shani Rhys James, Caragh Thuring & a historical presentation of artefacts and images.
Thomas Goddard: Be More Brando
Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti
Be More Brando is a new installation work by Thomas Goddard comprising a film, wall piece, sculpture, text and a limited edition print exploring the mythology surrounding American actor, Marlon Brando. In using his archive of compiled Brando impersonations to uncover the truth behind a global phenomenon, this work is part of the artist’s research into the nature of truth.
Thomas Goddard is based in Swansea and received the 2015 Creative Wales award, as well as the 2015 Artist in Residence at Standpoint Futures in London.
Image: Camille Blatrix, NiNa, 2014
Opening event: Friday 17 July, 6:30pm
12 Vaughan Street
Llandudno LL30 1AB, Wales
Tue.-Sun: 10.30am – 5.00pm