Rosie Piercy, Give Him Up, flag, pole and fan

Worcester-based Rosie Piercy deals with the redaction and transparency of public funds and personal debt. Her works are often specific to site and are frequently both critical and playful.

She is showing works at The Row and St Mary’s Guildhall. The first, a new work, consists of sky-blue helium filled balloons highlighting the cost of Coventry Biennial which slowly deflate during the course of the exhibition. A recent balloon sculpture Forever in Debt outlined the exact balance of her student loan and drew attention to the political issues of tuition fees and the socio-economic costs of education in Britain.

Extending her inquiries into the value of culture, Rosie’s flag sculpture Give Him Up, references memes, repetition and internet archives via the familiar face of 1980s pop icon Rick Astley.

Rosie graduated from University of Worcester and was selected for New Art West Midlands x Coventry Biennial by International Curators Forum.

New Art West Midlands x Coventry Biennial and Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art continue until 24 November 2019.

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