Chloe Stead West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
I am a visual artist based in Leeds, producing sculptures and installations from found objects and natural materials. I explore the various dualisms that divide us, such as feminine/masculine, subject/object, nature/culture, agent/resource etc.
In my practice, I am interested in blurring hard line distinctions, finding ways to connect opposing materials, or placing objects into new contexts. I am interested in the way in which blurring these distinctions creates the possibility for greater empathy and a deeper sense of responsibility towards one and other, including ‘others’ such as animals, machines and the environment. I draw from Posthumanist, New Materialist, and Feminist theory.
I am currently an artist in residence at the Leeds City College University Centre, where I am producing a body of work and conducting research for my practice, as well as curating a show titled ‘Dualism’.
Perviously I have been involved with various group shows in the Leeds area, such as Fem Fest 2017 and Hue in 2018. I have also produced commissioned work for London based beauty brand Ainsel, where I produced an installation made out of rubbish around the theme ‘mass-production’ for their pop-up shop in Shoreditch in April 2018. From January to June 2018 I was also involved with an art collective based in Armley, Leeds, called Jamhed’s. While I was there I was collecting abandoned kitchenware for an installation titled ‘Woman and Home’, exploring the dualistic nature of women’s lives.
Ainsel pop-up shop
23/04/2018 to 27/04/2018
Installation for London based beauty brand Ainsel, in their pop-up shop in Shoreditch. This was designed to highlight the issues of over-production.
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