30 September – 16 October
Marcus Jefferies and Colin Higginson have collaborated on a regular basis since 2011. Their work explores the relationship between architecture and memory through the production of sculpture, photography and installation. Their working process often begins with the transformation of an archive image into an immersive, interactive environment – creating new narratives through reimagining the recent past.
For their Test Space exhibition, they presented a new installation exploring the rapid development of urban space in the city, the visual language of gentrification, and the selling of luxury lifestyles.
Colin Higginson (1963) was born in St Asaph, North Wales and studied Fine Art at Gwent College of Higher Education and the University of Wales Institute Cardiff. He currently works and lives in Bristol and has been a Spike Island studio holder since 2007. Higginson’s work incorporates sculpture, model making, photography, film, installation and performance. His artwork is motivated by an ongoing interest in history, memory and representation
Recent exhibitions include Memento Mori (a montage) (2012) and Phase 1 (2011) both at Sculpture Shed Studios, Spike Island and From Within The Bungalow (2010), a site specific group show incorporated into a 1950s bungalow in the Bristol suburbs, Higginson was artist in residence at the Bristol Record Office and Archive between 2007 and 2009.
(1970) was born in Bristol and studied fine art painting at Wimbledon School of Art, London. He currently works and lives in Bristol and has been a Spike Island studio holder since 2003.
Jefferies maintains a diverse practice that incorporates model making techniques, photography and sculpture. Current work centres around the architectural model and the production of fictional archives. Recent exhibitions include Bedizened at A.P.T Gallery, London (2010) and Punctuated Space at the Beachcroft Space, Bristol (2010). He also curated and exhibited in From Within The Bungalow (2010), a site specific group show incorporated into a 1950s bungalow in the Bristol suburbs.