In September 2021 we welcome Barry Amey as our artist in residence. Amey’s practice spans printmaking, painting and 3D installation. He is looking forward to using the Back Lane West project space to work on larger scale works including a new series of laser etched perspex paintings incorporating LED lighting; experimenting with the material properties of the works as both paintings and light sculptures.
Based in Truro, Barry is heavily influenced by the Cornish landscape and its heritage. His work is often site specific and always process led, drawing on his extensive knowledge of materials. His practice is concerned with the notion of time and how we perceive it, exploring the way time can both fracture and fragment. He views each process he employs as an ‘event’ in the production of a work, with each event overlaying the last to create a sequence in the production of a complete object that belies its own multilayered past. The residency will provide an opportunity to expand on these ideas.
Barry has exhibited across the UK as well as internationally, having recently completed artist residences in Lands End, Cornwall and Leipzig, Germany. He has taken part in the Chelsea Fringe festival, been featured in Rise Gallery, Croydon and was recently commissioned to create an outdoor site-specific sculpture in Exeter. He has a multitude of experience in teaching and running workshops, including working with communities on large scale projects.