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Showcase 2012: Marion Piper

Showcase 2012


Marion Piper

In Deed

6 - 12 September 2012


A final year Fine Art student at Bucks New University, Marion Piper’s practice is concerned with her sensory responses to the experience of walking through city spaces in London and New York. The exhibition In Deed responds to walking through the Centre of Milton Keynes. The performative activity of pacing through geometry physically connects her to the grid of the city.


Back in the studio she re-enacts the perceptual pleasure of the movement and observation within the structure of the city avenue, playfully interlayering clues from fiction, music, art history and theory. These include ideas of structure and movement within Dicken’s  A Tale of Two Cities, rhythm and harmony in the jazz music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, and body motion and seeing in the writings of Paul Klee.


Marion will be showing her latest series of paintings and drawings In Deed, which she began especially for Showcase 2012 since completing a BA Hons in Fine Art at Bucks New University in June 2012. Included in the exhibition are her notebooks which play an important role within the work; along with several canvases in progress that are positioned on trestles. Marion will continue to draw and paint with oil glazes in the Project Space daily as it becomes her studio for one week.

Showcase 2012 Exhibitions


Saliha Elhoussaini


2 - 8 August 2012

Cally Shadbolt

Installation / Drawing / Sculpture

9 - 15 August 2012

Felippe Moraes

Photography / Installation / Sculpture

16 - 22 August 2012

Sian Schiaparelli Rees


23 - 29 August 2012

Lauren Stanton


30 Aug - 5 Sept 2012

Marion Piper

Painting / Drawing

6 - 12 September 2012

Karolina Lebek
Photography / Video 

13 - 19 September 2012

Mimi Tobot
Photography / Etching

20 - 26 September 2012

Showcase 2012

Eight, week-long exhibitions, presenting work by local students and fine art graduates in MK Gallery Project Space.

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