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 Window Frame Project


 

Leeds Museums and Galleries offers visual artists and community groups based in Yorkshire the chance to exhibit their work in the Window Frame, a prominent space by the main entrance of Leeds City Museum. 

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We welcome proposals from artists and groups working in all types of contemporary visual art practice, including photography, new media, fine art, craft, design and interdisciplinary practices. We accept proposals from artists and community groups living, working or studying in Yorkshire. 

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Click to expandDan Crooks – February – July 2017

Dan Crooks – Reclining

28 February 2017 – 2 July 2017

Dan Crooks graduated in 2015 with a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths University of London. Crooks is from Sheffield UK, and has lived in Leeds, London and Huddersfield. He currently lives in South Yorkshire.

Here's Dan's description of his work:

Reclining 1

I wanted to create a very minimal and abstract figurative sculpture - reducing the figurative form to a bare linear representation. My main inspiration was Henry Moore and how Moore approached the figure, in particular his nude studies and sculptures.

'I wanted to modernise the traditional bronze by challenging the form and approach the viewer would normally take to engage with large bronze sculpture.

'The self-standing structure, its pedestal, is also minimal - towards an adaptation of the plinth. The wheels and base play a part to emphasise a state of flux of a heavy physical sculpture. To suggest movement of a frozen pose where the postion and pose of the work is temporary and may change. Sculpture is no longer expected to remain static on a plinth. I want to move forward from this convention.'​

Standing 1

The colour red is meant to be luscious, reminiscent of lip stick or blood. The tear shape is a drop, a drop of fluidity in order to illustrate a state of change and non permanence.

The self-standing structure, its pedestal, is also minimal - towards an adaptation of the plinth. The wheels and base play a part to emphasise a state of flux of a heavy/large physical sculpture. To suggest movement of a frozen pose where the postion and pose of the work is temporary and may change.

I believe "Performative Sculpture" is something rather interesting that holds alot of potential. This has been on my mind as a concern to approach my work. Sculpture is no longer expected to remain static on a plinth. I want to move forward from this convention.

Dans sculptures are for sale, please contact the artist 07948974094 or crooksy25@hotmail.co.uk

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Dan Crooks's website

Click to expandExhibit in the Window Frame

If you are interested in displaying your work in the Window Frame Project, please contact us.

We welcome proposals from artists and groups working or studying in Yorkshire, and all types of contemporary visual art practice, including photography, new media, fine art, craft, design and interdisciplinary practices.

Contact:
Window Frame Project,
Leeds City Museum,
Millennium Square,
Cookridge Street,
Leeds LS2 8BH. 

Tel: 0113 3785001
Email: city.museum@leeds.gov.uk
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