Selection from press release. 

Dan Bass: Work

Curated by Christine Gist.

The Space,

St Johns Road, St Leonards-on-sea TN37 6HP and the Kiosk, Bottle Alley (below Hastings Weather Station)

27th September – 2nd November 2014

Visible daily dawn to dusk

Dan Bass lives and works in Thanet, His practice includes photography, film, painting and site-specific installations that he exhibits in the South East & London.

Research into the history of St Leonards and Hastings brought up the fact that the author Robert Noonan was a resident of the town. Bass was intrigued by Noonan’s decision to use the pen name Robert Tressell (Trestle); apparently his choice of the name ‘Tressell’ is a direct reference to his working life as a painter and decorator and sign writer.

Bass will place several sculptures made using trestle legs in The SPACE, these structures will incorporate photographic images which relate to his practice as both an artist and a technician. The Kiosk features a photographic montage of images which take there lead from the ones in The SPACE but which offer the viewer an opportunity to see the work in detail. Bass will also be handing out copies of a free publication also titled Work to members of the public throughout the installation. 

Dan Bass will be in conversation with the curator Christine Gist on the evening of the  25th October at the Electro Studios Project Space. 

The SPACE’s location is provided courtesy of Network Rail’s Community Scheme which encourages the temporary use of disused sites.

Bottle Alley 01 (1/5)

Bottle Alley 02 (2/5)

Bottle Alley 03 (3/5)

Invitecard (4/5)

SPACE install (5/5)