Aileen M Stackhouse
How Long is Now?

9 August – 30 August

Preview Saturday 8 August from 7pm

Artist talk - Saturday 22 August from 2pm
Tea and biscuits served - all welcome.

Sierra Metro is pleased to present the work of Aileen Stackhouse for the summer festival season.

Stackhouse creates site-specific works that respond to their immediate surroundings. The drawing process is key to Stackhouse’s practice, and in this exhibition her drawings will be transformed into sculptures. Incorporating a performative element, the artist will work in the space before and during the show, allowing visitors to witness the evolution of new works.

Aileen studied sculpture at the School of Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, and completed her PhD in fine art in 2006. Her research and practice uses drawing as its backbone in order to question and explore our perception and understanding of our existence. She is interested in the relationship between the human thought process and drawing’s ability to enter into conversation with the artist, the work, and its others. For Aileen, an understanding of the processes involved in a work’s creation, is only ever begun upon its completion.

'My intention is to create environments that allow experimentation and questioning, which permit a continual making and unmaking, a marking and erasing, a tracing and plotting of our perceptions and realities. I believe the experience of making is not fully understood until some time after the art exists and that hindsight is a pivotal part of the imaginative process.'

images courtesy the artist