And the winner of the People’s Choice Award is….

…Dan Coopey!

It was quite a close-run race towards the end, but after several months of furious voting, both in the gallery & on the exhibition blog, Dan’s mirrored pieces have scooped the prize of £500. Congratulations Dan!

Dan’s work for EMERGENCY5 uses mirrors which have been modified, their surfaces altered to reveal what it takes to change a piece of glass into a reflective object, how an everyday material is elevated by the addition of layers of metallic paint. In this way Untitled (Tiffany) allows the viewer to encounter ‘a manipulation of their image and immediate space.’

In Dan’s words ‘The dual reflective-transparent surfaces of the angled panes creates a distortion and sense of displacement; a disorientation of a material manufactured specifically to mimic and frame our sense of place.’

For further information about Dan’s work & his upcoming exhibitions visit his website at dancoopey.weebly.com

Our thanks to everyone who has voted since the exhibition opened, to all of those who left comments about the artists, and of course to the artists themselves. Huge thanks also to Markus Lloyd, whose contributions broadened the scope of this blog, and allowed those who didn’t manage to visit aspex during the exhibition to get a real sense of EMERGENCY5, from start to finish, and all in between.

For information about aspex’s upcoming exhibitions please visit the gallery website, and follow aspex on Twitter or Facebook

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