Large-scale sculptures are Re Assembled in the Glass Tank

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Re Assemble Silvina

A new exhibition entitled ‘Re Assemble’ will open in Oxford Brookes’ Glass Tank on Monday 23 November.

'Re Assemble' is an exhibition of three large sculptural works by London-based artists Denise Bryan, Joanna Sands and Silvina Soria. 
The sculptures Der Spiegelsall (Bryan), 19 Princelet (Sands) and Rooting (Soria) were shown recently in a series of three exhibitions at Central Space Gallery in London and will now be brought together for the first time at Oxford Brookes.

Not only will this exhibition give the artists an opportunity to see these works in a new context, it will also be a valuable learning experience for our student volunteers.

Denise Bryan, Artist and Associate Lecturer in Fine Art

Artist Denise Bryan, also an Associate Lecturer in Fine Art at Oxford Brookes said: “It is an exciting prospect to bring these three large scale sculptural works together for the first time in Oxford Brookes’ Glass Tank gallery. 

“Not only will this exhibition give the artists an opportunity to see these works in a new context, it will also be a valuable learning experience for our student volunteers who have the opportunity to work with professional artists.”

Der Spiegelsaal – Denise Bryan
This sculpture was a site-specific installation originally created for the Pavillon am Milchhof, Berlin in April 2014. The work was the result of research undertaken by the artist during a two-month residency in the Gastatellier at Milchhof studios during the summer of 2012. 

Re Assemble Der Spiegelsaal

19 Princelet – Joanna Sands
The work was originally created for an early 19th century synagogue in Spitalfields, London. Commissioned by the Royal British Society of Sculptors as part of the Sculpture Shock Award 2014, the work was relocated and shown at the Asylum, a semi-derelict chapel in Peckham, South London. 

Re Assemble 19 Princelet

Rooting – Silvina Soria
This was a site-specific installation designed for Central Space Gallery in London in 2015. The artist adapts a series of three dimensional maps using systems made of wire, steel and cable. The work incorporates sculptures that have previously been seen in Sculptural 2015 in Devon.
Bryan and Sands studied sculpture in London where they have remained to live and work. Their art has been shown in the UK and internationally. Soria studied sculpture in Buenos Aires and now lives and works in London. Her art has been exhibited widely both in Argentina and Europe.

Re Assemble Rooting

The exhibition will run until Friday 18 December in the Glass Tank exhibition space on the Headington Campus. Entry to the Glass Tank is free and open to all. More information about upcoming exhibitions in the Glass Tank can be found on the events webpages.