Meet the artist – Joey Burnard

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Nine young artists have been selected for a show titled ‘Insight – Student Exhibition 2016’, open until Monday 29th August at the greenhouse gallery, in Guernsey Museum.   The Guernsey Arts Commission’s annual student exhibition showcases a variety of art, design, media and photography from the end-of-year art shows at the College of Further Education, Grammar School, Elizabeth College and Ladies’ College; highlighting the strong creative talent consistently emerging on the island.

The exhibition is kindly sponsored by NatWest and is the sixth show of the annual series.

This year’s exhibition has been curated by GAC’s Simone Roberts and Russ Fossey.

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Introducing: Joey Burnard

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  • College of Further Education
  • ‘The Object’ – Female Form Sculpture

This piece ‘The Object’ is my personal response to the objectification of the female form that I have identified within the society that I am subjected to in daily life. This piece was greatly inspired by the pressures I see within our society to look a certain way, as well as to view and treat others in different ways based on the identities we as a society force onto them.

I also gathered inspiration from a range of artists who I feel produce work based on a familiar theme. One of my strongest inspirations for this project was Jenny Saville, who is a current artist, whose work heavily focuses and depicts the flesh and bodies, that are seen as belonging to outcasts of society’s norms.

My work portrays my exploration of the subjectification and objectification of the Female form, as well as my personal opinions of how I see Society and its pressures affecting people and their identity within society. Through the artwork, I wanted to create a thought provoking piece, as well as portray my opinions through the concepts behind my work that we as a society have a distorted view of the female form, which leads to the objectification to women and their bodies, as well as distort the way in which people view their own bodies.

After concluding my second year of a level 3 extended BTEC Diploma in  “creative +” I will be attending “Kingston University” to study Fine art, which I hope will allow me to explore both my concepts and materials further within my working practice.

 


The 2016 students include: Joey Burnard, Amber Moxom, Matthew Stockreiter, Tove Barnes, Georgina Smart, two returning artists Brittany Chippendale and Sam O’Neill as well as a group media project from the Grammar School involving Katie de Carteret, Rosie Jehan and Brittany, who has two pieces of work in the exhibition.

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