Grand Union is proud to introduce Here is the Yard, a solo exhibition of new work by emerging artist Maia Conran. The exhibition presents three works that transform short video recordings of brief moments filmed, or found by the artist, into a large scale panorama, a sculptural sound installation and a discrete video work.
Conran’s artistic practice moves between old and new media, from film to computer animation and from video to sculpture or performance. She has a fascination with the stage and screen, and these thresholds can be seen as a motif throughout her work.
A new publication accompanies the exhibition, featuring contributions by Steven Ball (artist and research fellow at Central St. Martins, London) and Gil Leung (writer, artist, curator and Head of Programming, LUX, London).
+ Artists Talk
Saturday 29 March 1.30pm
In conversation event with artist Maia Conran and Gil Leung as part of Flatpack Film Festival.
Free event, all welcome.
+ Deep within the mirror we perceive a faint line
Friday 2 May 6–8pm
Super 8 film performance by Maia Conran.
Free event as part of Digbeth First Friday.
Maia Conran grew up in Wales and lives and works in London, she studied at Sheffield Hallam University and the University of the West of England. Recent projects include: The Crowd Laughs With You Always, a solo exhibition at Phoenix Gallery, Exeter (2013); Deep within the Mirror We Perceive a Faint Line a solo performance screening at IMT Gallery, London (2013) and the publication of video work Term by Filmarmalade, London (2012). In 2012 She was also awarded a Standpoint Futures Residency and The Digital Art Commission 2012 from Exeter Phoenix and the University of Exeter. Recent group shows include Exchange Project, APT Gallery, London; Diagrammatic Form, Banner Repeater, London; Space Exchange, Aid and Abet, Cambridge; Creekside Open selected by Phyllida Barlow, APT Gallery, London and Portmanteau, Halle 14, Leipzig.
This exhibition is kindly supported by Arts Council England, Flatpack Film Festival and ISIS Waterside Regeneration.