Thursday 10 March 2016
Bloc Projects is pleased to support The quickest way to the horizon is also the most perilous, a one-night Solo exhibition of new work by Emily Tilzey and guest project programmed by Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun.
The quickest way to the horizon is also the most perilous is the first in a series of off-site exhibitions by emerging artists co-ordinated by STCFTHOTS with support from Bloc Projects.
Emily Tilzey’s practice is influenced by the human condition, exploring and contemplating the delicacy of existence. Her work intends to visualise the reflective dimension that exists between our everyday action and experience and our somatic being – flashes of energy and bouts of thoughts and feelings we that experience, and the uncertainty that they create.
Through composition, line and colour Tilzey aims to express the intensity, scale and awareness of creatural feelings. Predominantly working with drawing, painting and sculpture, she is responsive to her material and social surroundings. Her practice is process-based, often presenting a pause in a wider period of studio-based development, and visualising a composition of thoughts, feelings and experience.
Acompanying the one night only event COLLAR, a Manchester based curatorial platform will be responding to the works on show with a series of curated alcholic cocktails.
Established in 2014, Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun is a not-for-profit artist-run organisation in Leeds city centre. The Gallery, alongside the newly acquired project space, provides an annual programme of contemporary art exhibitions, events, residencies and commissions, predominately focusing on emerging artists. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun also presents a permanent collection of art works throughout the building as well as providing onsite studios for 20 emerging artists.
Emily Tilzey graduated from Manchester School Of Art in 2014 and lives and works in Manchester. She has exhibited across the UK in spaces including Caustic Coastal, Manchester; Salt + Powell, York; Set The Controld For The Heart Of The Sun, Leeds and East Bristol Contemporary, Bristol.