Exhibitions / MOSTYN | Uprisings: Sïan Rees Astley [institutional leadership]

21.05.2016 to 17.09.2016

Sïan Rees Astley’s work makes wide use of everyday materials, often those produced for the domestic space. Her work positions the process of its making at its core, and heightens the sense of time spent working with the materials.

A key element of the work is repetition, used throughout, and which sometimes renders the materials used beyond recognition, only apparent by way of the work’s captions.

The caption information makes the type of materials clear to the viewer, and yet the titles of the works veil matters further.
Her works are deliberately kept open, bearing a performative element and frequently appearing as the residue of something else, even unfinished and ready to be reworked anew.

Gallery 6 is dedicated to presenting the work of young and emerging artists, all of whom are yet to have a solo exhibition in an institutional setting—nationally or internationally. The final exhibition of the programme is by Sïan Rees Astley, born 1992 and based on Anglesey, and a recent graduate of Coleg Menai in Bangor, North Wales.

Image: Sïan Rees Astley, A good woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke, 2016