MERIKE ESTNA + KEEF WINTER at Hardwick Gallery / Gloucestershire

ON BECOMING FLUID

MERIKE ESTNA + KEEF WINTER 
13th March – 6th April 201

Hardwick Gallery
Hardwick Campus,
St Paul's Road,
Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire, UK
















‘On Becoming Fluid’ is a series of new works installed site-speci cally in Hardwick Gallery. The exhibition consists of two expanded practices intertwining sculpture and painting. 
Estna’s works are vast painted surfaces that run through the space like run-away curtains. Estna’s work becomes at once a painting, a sculptural object and a spatial treatment. This manifestation of her research into the acts of painting and visual/virtual language expresses the possibilities of experiencing and looking playfully at things. Both through the aesthetic presentation and through the visitor’s experience, a sense of immersion is generated at different scales. 
Winter’s works are a series of sculptural apparatus that also function as noise-making instruments to be played as an ensemble. Beginning from his ‘Handyman Aesthetic’ method of production, Winter welds and powder-coats steel bar and sheet to create a range of abstracted trolleys, surfaces and objects. 
Exhibition funded by Arts Council Northern Ireland