Alistair Owen, Mike Gent, Nicola Dale and Paul Lewthwaite
Function is an exhibition bringing together the work of four artists who explore the lives of objects and their materials. The work selected belongs somewhere between use and ornament, but is often neither. Equipment is rendered useless, and everyday materials such as water or wallpaper become a surface for exploring states of mind. Operating in a realm of aesthetic function these are tools for imaginative thought.
There will be a specially commissioned Discourse text by Becky Shaw to accompany the show.
Mike Gent is based in Stourbridge, UK. Recent exhibitions include Water Cabinet, Bloc Projects, 2010.
Nicola Dale is based in Manchester, UK. Recent exhibitions include The Open West, Summerfield Gallery, Cheltenham 2010 and New Contemporaries I, The Bristol Gallery.
Paul Lewthwaite is based in Nottingham, UK. Recent exhibitions include
On Show at 108 - One Year Display, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London and B-Open, USF Verftet, Bergen, Norway
Read Becky Shaw’s text The Thing and I written to accompany the exhibition.
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