Urban Fragment: Imagining Architecture
26 MAY – 25 AUG 2010
COLLYER BRISTOW GALLERY
Curated by Day+Gluckman
Artists: Sally Barker, Richard Cook, Charles Danby, Mark Harris, Steven Heffer, Kathleen Herbert, Jost Münster, Simeon Nelson, Rob Olins, Clare Price, Henry Seaton, Jane Ward
BANNER IMAGE: Clare Price
The urban landscape is one of fragmented and diverse visions. Those of town planners, architects and engineers overlaid with the messy reality of human interaction and use. In this exhibition we look at the work of twelve artists whose work involves architectural subject matter or motifs. From the sculptural structures of Henry Seaton, to the fantastical ‘Empire’ of ‘oozing site-specific creations’ by artist Sally Barker; this exhibition covers the clean lines and blocks of Utopian dreams alongside the decorative, lyrical, fanciful and absurd. The exhibition considers how central, or otherwise, architecture is to each artist’s practice and whether architectural language is a significant and necessary player in the creative process.
Urban Fragment: installation