Alumni News

West Dean College alumni, Emma Dexter, is exhibiting at Munro House Gallery in Leeds during October and November 2014 as part of her continuing studies at The University of Leeds. The work in the exhibition marks Emma’s return to making sculptural installations involving optical illusions, her practice often being “influenced by such paradoxical experiences as working on the stone pinnacles of English cathedrals and artist residencies in a surreal concrete garden in the midst of the Mexican rainforest (Las Pozas, Xilitla).”

Emma suggests that the main body of her work in the exhibition, entitled Thesis – Antithesis – Synthesis, holds “metaphoric council about the manner in which humans occupy the earth”, whereas other pieces reflect on “social media, ancient Egyptian rituals and Voodoo zombification”.

Thesis – Antithesis – Synthesis (detail)
Emma Dexter – Thesis – Antithesis – Synthesis (detail) 2014
Emma Dexter - Synthesis (detail) 2014
Emma Dexter – Synthesis (detail) 2014