Recognising the important inspiration Barbara Hepworth’s work has been to contemporary artists, Tate St Ives features a talk by British artist Alice Channer in honour of the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. Channer will speak mostly on her own practice, drawing parallels to aspects of the work of Hepworth. Channer completed her MA at the Royal College of Art and her B.A. at Goldsmiths College, London. Recent solo exhibitions include R o c k f a l l at Aspen Art Museum, USA (2015), Half-life at Lisa Cooley, New York, USA (2015), Soft Shell at Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany (2013) and Invertebrates at Hepworth Wakefield, UK (2013). Her work is included in the Guggenheim Collection, the Arts Council Collection and the Tate Collection.
Channer modifies the texture of flat surfaces by pleating, curving and stretching. She explores sculptural properties and the relationship of a work to the space, time and place it occupies. She works with a wide range of materials and processes, including rolled stainless steel, digitally printed silk, cast aluminium, painted cigarette ash, bronze, elastic, marble and resin.