Charlotte Bradley takes up artist residency at Aspex Gallery

For their first Platform Alumni residency, Aspex Gallery in Gunwharf Quays are welcoming Charlotte Bradley, a recent Fine Art Graduate of the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham.

Charlotte will be located in Aspex’s studio space, a facility for researching ideas, experimentation, and production of work.

In late 2016, Charlotte took part in ‘Platform’, a group exhibition showcasing the compelling work of creative graduates from across southern England.

For this region-wide project, Aspex selects artwork by two students studying fine art and photography from the University of Portsmouth, the University of Creative Arts Farnham (UCA), the University of Chichester, Arts University Bournemouth (AUB), Southampton Solent, and Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton).

Bradley’s selected screen-based installation Humiliation in St. Mary’s immersed the audience into a world she describes as a “conversation between the holy trinity of religion, sex, and politics.”

Charlotte said: “My residential practice is dedicated to addressing the tension between spectacle, voyeur, and ‘the gaze’, illustrating this relationship through highly-visual installations and physical conversations.

“Whether a TV suspended above an oil pit, an erotic video laid on a church altar table, or a wallpapered corridor of fake red leather, my work has started to expand beyond a purely digital format. I am therefore determined to use such a residency to push this curiosity to new levels.”

She will be using her time within Aspex’s studio to create new artwork in the form of installation- and time-based media to develop her artistic practice.

Stay in the know about Charlotte’s residency through her website, or by searching the hashtag #AspexArtist on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

The residency runs through to Sunday 29th January.