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Museum in the Park Stroud GL5 4AF

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Saturday 04 May 2019 – Sunday 02 June 2019

Sightlines an exhibition Artists: MATTHEW HARRIS, HELEN CARNAC AND DAVID GATES ‘Sightlines’ as an idea began in 2009 when both David Gates and Matthew Harris, took part in the touring exhibition ‘Taking Time, Craft and the Slow Revolution which was co curated by Helen Carnac. Throughout the intervening years all three artists have looked at ways in which the dialogue and routes of enquiry opened up by the show could be developed further, and how the questions it posed might form the starting point for further investigation. Each of the artists in this exhibition share a concern for the way in which ideas, images and objects evolve through a process of building and construction. A process of addition and subtraction, where the building up and paring away of layered material both reveals and conceals a rich language of contingent mark and embedded colour - a concern also for the way in which objects are held together through a utilitarian language of joints and fixings which reveal something of the history of their making. At the vital heart of the project is the experience of looking, seeing and making. In particular, the way in which the spaces, voids and holes prevalent in much of the three-dimensional work direct sight lines and viewpoints through the gallery space, to crop and frame new views of other works both two and three-dimensional. The resulting visual juxtapositions brought about by this looking through, will lead to a conjoining of object, material and process, whilst revealing new and unexpected arrangements and compositions. Gallery talk and conversation Saturday May 11th at 2pm Helen Carnac, David Gates and Matthew Harris will discuss their work and how ‘Sightlines’ developed. Chaired by Dr Paul Harper Part of the Select Art Trail 2019

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