Great to be part of this exhibition and to be able to attend the preview.
From the Press release:
Seyi Adelekun, Maria Arceo, Camilla Brendon, Hilary Jack, David Kefford, Steve McPherson, Jill Townsley and Daniel Webb
25 February – 18 April 2020
Plastic Matter brings together eight artists whose work explores the different aspects of plastic. Rather than concentrating on the dichotomies of this disparate, unresolved and complex issue, the exhibition gathers a mix of tales of plastic – as inspiration, material, resource and waste.
We encounter plastic in our everyday actions; we buy it, use it and throw it away, we touch it as we type on our phones, travel in our cars and open pre-packaged food. Plastic is synonymous with modern life and an increasingly contentious issue. Plastic is essential to important industries and key to convenience. Yet plastic consumption and pollution, particularly in our oceans, is an increasingly critical subject matter.
The artists in Plastic Matter explore different aspects to plastic’s story; its potential to become something more treasured, its availability and its hasty disposal. Through their work, the artists imbue new worth and meaning to the material, and ask us to consider its role and future in contemporary society.
“Plastic Matter highlights and celebrates the artists’ creative engagement with this problematic material”, say exhibition curators Inna Allen and Elizabeth Murton. “We hope that through artistic interpretation, the exhibition raises awareness of our plastic consumption habits and asks us to consider the potential of plastic.”