Encompass Collective are a group of artists based in the North of England,working across a wide range disciplines.'Encompass' are committed to opening challenging lines of enquiry in visual culture.As exhibiting Artists, 'Encompass' are dedicated to the investigation of alternative platforms and curatorial strategies for display of contemporary art,building new infrastructures and brokering new partnerships throughout the region and beyond.
“Contra Naturam, the defiance of nature… for
those who were not persuaded by Contra deum, the wrath of God.”
Himmelfard, Gertrude. (Petri
dish politics 1999)
Shaylor has dealt with research concerns that have evolved from interests in
feminism and sexuality, patriarchal social systems and gender role reversal
were underlying concepts explored in the series ‘Evolution and Atrophy.’
reflects the ongoing human embryo cloning research. The work is multi layered
and open to interpretation by the viewer. The intended embryonic, amorphous
shapes gradually become recognizable as human form. The series of seven refer
to the biblical seven days of creation and consider the issue of genetic
re-engineering furthermore the potential for an artificial cloned human race,
raising questions of ethics and eugenics.
practice shows an awareness of trajectories within modern art history and an
understanding of where the individual’s practice can situate within that,
whilst still finding a form of expression that is not imitative.