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I am Virtually Invisible

by Emily Pitts on February 15, 2012

in Latest For Sale, Provocative, Text Art

First exhibited at the Buy Art Fair 2011 in Manchester, here is a new piece of work, constructed out of laser-cut perspex:

A series of hearts cascade down from one central heart shaped, perspex centre-piece with individul letters, spelling out the words “I am virtually invisible’, suspended from the hearts.  The mobile, which catches the light, casting tantalising reflections onto the background, gently drifts around on a single thread, in constant flux, but virtually invisible, particularly when suspended above eye level.

The work hangs best well above eye level – making itself virtually invisible, except when moving slightly and catching light at the edges.

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Finale Night:  Thursday 8th December 5-7pm Place your bids by 6pm!

I have been invited to produce some work for the MMU 5.8 x 4.1 Exhibition to help raise funds for the year 3 Embroidery students.  This exhibition has a twist… with artists being asked to anonymously produce a piece of work the size of a postcard.

Bids start at £10 and bidding closes at 6pm this Thursday 8th December 2011.

National and Internationally renowned artists Alice Kettle, Rachel Kelly and Anne Wilson are amongst those who have work up for the exhibition – can you spot their work?

Website: fivepointeightbyfourpointone

On the website you can see all 169 works and place bids.  Or you can visit the Exhibition during the week or on Thursday to find out if you’re the winning bidder!

Address:

5.8 x 4.1 Exhibition – Holden Gallery Cafe

Grosvenor Building,  Cavendish Street.  Manchester M15 6BH

Opening Times: Monday – Friday 10am-4.30pm

Finale Night:  Thursday 8th December 5-7pm Place your bids by 6pm!

Hope to see you there

List of Contributors:

Abi Goodman Dot Jo Andrews Naniie Bim
Aferdita Kulla Elaine Willis Jo Budd Naori Priestly
Agron Blakçori Emily Pitts Joan Baxter Natalie Davies
Ajshe Blakçori Emma Louise Minshall Jodie Edwards Ness Donnelly
Alex Russell Faye Metcalf Jodie Heaton Nicola Bayley
Ali Neilly Fazli Blakçori Jordan Hargreaves Noor Kimit
Alice Cole Fiona Josie Hunter Norman Gibson
Alice Colson Fiona Curran Jules Lewis Peg Salaun-Smith
Alison Tribe Freddie Robins Kandy Diamond Penny Leaver Green
Alljan Moehamad Freyia Lillian Porteous Karen Nicol Richard Colson
Amy Tidmarsh Gill Hamill Kati Simpson Roanna Wells
Andy Smith Gill Sharp Katie Robin Stevenson
Angela Knipe Grace DuPrez Katie Lawes Roree Windus
Anglea Stead Hava Nevezi Katy Stoor Rosie James
Anne Jones Hayley Godrey Kazuhito Takadoi Ruth Evans
Anne Wilson Heather MacDonald Kiran Lee Sarah Burgess
Annie Harrison Heather Tribe Lani Irving Sarah Morpeth
Anthony Zinonos Helen Mather Laura Faithfull Sarah Walton
Arja Suddens Isabel Dibden Wright Laura Jane Atkinson Seleena Laverne Daye
Aya Kakeda J Kenworthy Lauren Steeper Silver Shauna
Ayasha Wood J Spedding Lora Avedian Sophie Corfan
B.L.C J Straw Lucy Burbeck Stephanie Estall Knight
Becca Fielding Jackie Lumjetë Havolli Stephen Raw
Benjamin Fletcher Jackie Lynn Setterington Stuart Rees
Besnik Kulla Jane Bonney Maggie Howell Sue Prestbury
Bridget Schilizzi Jane McKeating Mandi Tom Vousden
Burhan Blakçori Janet Haigh Mandy Tolley Vicky Mellor
Caren Garfen Jennie Morris Maria Walker Zarife Kulla
Carol Newman Jenny Mark Beecroft Zoe Utley
Caroline Kirton Jenny Mark Matcham
Chloe Hamill Jenny Bordoli Mary Clark
Claire Lane Jenny Stevenson Matthew Harris
Conall O’Brien Jenny Wightwick Melanie Miller
Courtney Maddison Jessica Killen Michael Brennand Wood
Dione Swift Jim Medway Michele Priswell

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Buy Art Fair 2011

by Emily Pitts on October 27, 2011

in Art Exhibitions, Latest For Sale, News, Offers

This week sees the fourth Buy Art Fair, taking place at Spinningfields in Manchester.  If you’re in the market for some high quality art at an affordable price then this is the place for you.

Galleries and individual artists from across the country are coming together to show you the very best in original and affordable art, from limited editiion prints, to acrylic paintings, conceptual artworks and sculpture.  There is something for everyone.

Preview night: Thursday 27th October 5-9pm

Opening Times:

Friday 28th October: 11-7

Saturday 29th October: 11-6

Sunday 30th October: 11-5

Venue: Situated directly adjacent to the Opera House and on the free Metroshuttle bus route, the Fair couldn’t be easier to get to.

Address: Quay House, Quay Street, Manchester.  M3 3AQ

Win Free Tickets

I have 5 pairs of free tickets to give away to the first people to email me:  hello@emilypitts.com.  Get in quick for your chance to see the best art of the UK for free!

Come and visit me at stand 18 with code ‘Cake is Heaven’ for a 5% discount on purchases of my work.

I look forward to seeing you at the Fair.

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Artwork in Acrylic, inspired by the bright lights of the city of Manchester, with reference to the environmental impact we have on our landscape.  In vibrant colours, the piece encourages closer inspection, drawing in the viewer and tempting a touch.

£135

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EVOKE//INVOKE//PROVOKE

For the duration of the Chorlton Arts Festival a selection of my work incorporating text will be on exhibition at the Nip and Tipple in Chorlton, Manchester.

The works span from 1999 to present, offering a precursor for other work being developed for the Buy Art Fair in October at Spinningfields in Manchester City Centre and for private commissions.

The work exemplifies my interest in language, communication and materials, exploring issues and themes that include identity, culture, relationships, gender and mental health.  The use of text is minimal, bringing into question meaning and legibility, whilst the scope of the breadth of the works challenges the notion of the artist maintaining a single identifiable form throughout their work.  One work includes cutting of the canvas, whilst another uses hair, an ephemeral and tactile material.  These investigate both their individual themes and the wider theme of boundaries between a ‘painting’ and ‘sculpture’. At what point is the line between the two crossed and why do we feel a need to put art into such narrowly defined boxes?

If you’re interested in Art and text or just like the idea of perusing the work with a beer or coffee in hand, make your way to the Nip and Tipple, Upper Chorlton Rd from 19th to 30th May.

You may also be interested in the discussion on 23rd May entitled Wordy Women – 7.30pm at Chorlton Library.

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New tactile, mixed media artwork released following a weekend trip to the Lakes in the depths of cold in February.  The view is over the beautiful Wast Water facing South and takes in the screes to the East, mountains at the far end of the water and to the West.

£195

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Neon Artwork Workshop

by Emily Pitts on March 14, 2011

in Latest For Sale, News, Other Things

Last week I attended a 3 day workshop hosted by MMU and ran by Richard Wheater and Julia Bickerstaff.  The workshop produced some wonderful works in neon and has inspired me to purchase a torch to create more neon artworks.  Images below show the develoopment of works through the workshop.  More images to follow of ‘An Honest Box’, the work which I designed and helped create during the workshop.

To find out more about these amazing Neon Workshops go to:  www.neonworkshops.com

Richard’s own work is currently on show and for sale at Manchester Craft and Design Centre until 30th April, so get down there and feel the Neon love.

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Art-in-a-Box

by Emily Pitts on October 27, 2010

in Latest For Sale, News, Offers, Other Things

Gorgeous Gift Boxes are here!!!!

For £34.50 you can order a unique artwork as a gift for a loved one, friend or colleague.  These are the perfect small gift for someone who seems to have everything.  They fit perfectly into any contemporary home.  The gallery below offer the current selection of works, so you can go ahead, choose online and pay by credit or debit card through Paypal’s secure payment system.  If you want to see the artworks in person, pop into the studio and you can carry it away with you – all wrapped beautifully and ready to give.

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This new idea – A beautiful artwork wrapped and encased in a luxury box, all ready for giving – will be here very soon.  I’m just adding the finishing touches to designs, but here’s an idea of how it might look…

Watch this space.

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  • Acrylic on box canvas
  • 61cm x 30.5cm

This new artwork developed from previous work entitled ‘I just love you’.  The work, on a smaller scale than the previous work, uses a dark red/ pink as the base colour, with rainbow colours dispersed throughout the painting, giving a nod to sexual diversity.  Originally inspired by Derek Jarman’s work at Manchester City Art Gallery, this uses text as a central link between the viewer and the work.

The work discretely deals with the conflict between marriage and civil partnerships, with reference to marriage through use of the words ‘I do’ carved into the rainbow coloured canvas.  For non-heterosexual people, marriage is not an option – ‘I do’ doesn’t exist in the same way, but rather sets the LGBT community apart from heterosexuals.  Many see this as an unacceptable and unequal status, which must be changed.

Price: £125

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