Saturday, 25 August 2018

Niamh Minogue & Holly Macdonald


Niamh Minogue & Holly Macdonald

15 August - 9 September 2018

c3 Contemporary Art Space

A truly dynamic installation of materials that are both authentic & pure, deceptive & mannered. Holly and Niamh use a fixed grid, which mimics the Cartesian verticals and horizontals of the gallery rectangle. 'Things' are placed within these two frames that are fixed and fluid, float and spill. The installation is active and deliberately bossy, one needs to move in and around the space at all time.

The artists say:

GRADATION speaks to the act of making one material look like another material. The exhibition installation was a gradual process of constructing layers and interacting with the particulars of the site to render some materials visible and others invisible. Each spatial intervention and object offers a surface layer that interrogates its own authenticity and the hierarchy of materials it betrays within the context of personal curated environments, like one’s home, office or studio. In these intimate environments idleness, aspiration and personal preference combine to produce a constellation of things that hint at but ultimately conceal our inner lives.


Steel, vinyl, marble, Victorian Ash, pine, timber filler, rubber, plastic, plaster, oxide, felt, aluminium, dye, tissue paper, masking tape, PVA glue, polymer paint, enamel paint, stoneware, earthenware, terracotta, porcelain, glaze, underglaze, ceramic stain, air dry clay, contact, Araldite, styrofoam, polyurethane foam, quartz pebbles

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