PRESS RELEASE – For immediate release Steve Jolliffe – SOUND ART An Exhibition of mixed media works & musical performance @ The Jam Factory, 27 Park End Street, Oxford Exhibition runs:
Monday 24 th June – Sunday 11 th August 2013 Launch Night & Performance: Thursday 27 th June 2013 Doors Open: 7.00pm /// Free Entry The Jam Factory presents an exhibition of mixed media paintings, animations and performances by Steve Jolliffe.
Working in sound, video, oil, watercolour, gouache, pastel and digital pen, Steve’s multi-disciplinary output underlines an explorative and experimental impetus at the heart of his creative and expressive method. The association between visual abstraction and music, between non-figurative systems of expression, is fundamental to Sound Art and reflects a preoccupation shared by Kandinsky’s “visual music” and Goethe’s colour theories. Aside from the extensive collection of abstract mixed-media paintings on display, this tendency is similarly implicit in Steve’s video installations which synchronise audio compositions with a number of his animation projects. My vision is to present a collection of paintings, music and animation projects which provide a creative and constantly-evolving exploration of sound and colour Alongside Steve’s paintings and video installations, Sound Art will feature a number of evening performances. Trained at the Berlin Konservatorium, former-member of bands ‘Steamhammer’ and ‘Tangerine Dream’, and an acclaimed film composer and solo artist, Steve’s performances will provide the expressive focus of the exhibition and the explorative platform upon which to experience his ‘total art-forms.’
Contact: J.P. Reid, Arts Development Director Jam Factory Arts 27 Park End Street Oxford OX1 1HU firstname.lastname@example.org 01865 244613 www.thejamfactoryoxford.com
1 Notes to Editors The Jam Factory is a safe haven for the art enthusiasts and fresh food lovers of Oxford. Located in the heart of the west end, just a stones throw from Oxford train station, bus station, city centre shops, the Saïd Business School and Oxford's dreaming spires, Jam Factory Arts champions an unrivalled commitment to providing high- quality temporary exhibitions in the light and airy space of an old Victorian Marmalade Factory with a laid back and welcoming ethos. Operating since November 2006, from the historical landmark of Frank Cooper's Old Marmalade Factory the Jam Factory has grown to include, an intimate dining room, bar, two galleries and a private dining space know as the 'Boiler Room'. www.thejamfactoryoxford.com Steve Jolliffe studied art and design at High Wycombe College in the early 60s before being accepted at the Berlin Konservatorium. Whilst in Germany he joined ‘Tangerine Dream’ before returning to the UK in 1970 and joining blues/rock band, ‘Steamhammer.’ After rejoining ‘Tangerine Dream’ for a spell in the late 70s he returned to the UK in 80s and pursued a solo career composing scores for several features including the award-winning documentary ‘Tattoo’. In addition to an extensive collection of paintings and installation pieces, Steve has over 35 solo albums to his credit.
www.stevejolliffe.net Contact: J.P. Reid, Arts Development Director email@example.com 01865 244 613 www.thejamfactoryoxford.com