Preview: Thursday 10 April 6-9pm Materials matter to these artists. Cardboard, plastic, wood, wax, newsprint, tissue paper, stone and many other materials come together in an exploration of human interaction with the material world. We live in a world where our senses are dulled by the glossy surfaces of infinitely reproducible digital imagery, but Material Matters examines the proposition that exciting, unpredictable, and challenging art emerges out of a direct physical engagement with materials.
The work in the show includes both wall and floor- based art and embraces a wide range of practices from formal abstraction to collage and landscape painting. Material Matters shows us that form and meaning are complex and multi-layered. In addition, by subverting our normal assumptions about familiar materials, it also suggests the world is a much stranger and more interesting place than we think it is.
Fio Adamson, Steve Buggle, Josette Carroll, Saliha Elhoussaini, Christopher Guest, Lee Herring, Philippa Hilliard, Liz James, Ange Mukeza, Clive Patterson, Steven Trevillion
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