20 April - 8 June2013
Featuring work from Alice Fox, James Faulkner, Paul Storer and Lorraine Clewlow, Industrial Abstract focuses on our build environment and the surfaces that surround us.
The exhibition will feature the body of textile work Fabric of the Building from Fox, who questions the state of our contemporary built environment, references moves to introduce living surfaces to our concrete jungles, and offers a gentle nod to historical flattened relief sculpture.
Faulkner’s work picks up the theme and explores the effects of erosion and decay on surfaces: the impact of nature upon manmade objects, metal, wood or plastics. He uses these inspirations to create a developing series of forms and surface finishes on ceramics that embody and express the innate beauty seen in these natural processes.
Photographer Paul Storer brings the distortion of the lens / camera in to play by amplifying the surface and fabric of manmade structures around us thus moving us to consider the beauty of light as it plays on our industrial surroundings.
Often abstract and ambiguous, Lorraine Clewlow's sculptures takes place in our response to the form, texture and touch of the piece. Often making use of patina and the 'creep' of surface change, we are reminded of fragmented experience and emotions. This is art that is felt in the gut.
Allotted - 15 June to 27 July 2013
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Let us know what you thought ...
Beautiful and inspiring work. Fantastic exhibition. (Tazim)
Leaving Inspired! (Jasmin)
Everything just flows!
Wow, loving the cute little quilts (Charlotte)