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Alana Gray

Visualizing Mementos and Monuments

“Visualizing Mementos and Monuments” showcases the continued visualisation of music works by Daniel J Woodruff, in light of the completion of his album ‘Mementoes and monuments’.

This follows the realisation of ‘A Deconstructed Synthesis of a Wonderful Existence’(2023), a mixed-media collage installation which embodied the music piece ‘A Wonderful Existence’, composed, performed and produced by musician Daniel J Woodruff; in a visually deconstructed synthesis of sound-wave imagery, information and automatic response.  

This exhibition introduces a series of seven new automatic response drawings, each one corresponding to each track of the album; as well as three conceptual works which further visualise the music beyond initial visual response. Together, these works form the foundation of an ongoing project to produce a collection of ‘visualisers’ to accompany the album, in animated or otherwise moving image video form. 

The exhibition marks the first solo event by Lana Gray, a mixed-media artist and photographer from Derbyshire. A recent graduate from MA Arts at the University of Derby, her art practice is an ‘abstracted process’, dancing on a line between happenstance and intentionality.  

Lana Gray’s ‘Visualising ‘Mementos and Monuments’’ will be exhibiting in Banks Mill Studios Foyer Gallery space from Monday 12th February to Friday 1st March 2024.  

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