Monday, 1 February 2010

'The Long Dark' & 'Spoiled' @ Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University

We swung by Newcastle University and visited the Hatton Gallery. There were two exhibitions the first was curated by Michelle Cotton which took a text by John Ruskin 'The Nature of Gothic' as its starting point for an exploration of 'medievalism' in contemporary art. The work on display reminds me of foundation experimental work which doesn't really appeal to me with no clear meaning.

'The Long Dark'

I preferred 'Spoiled' which explored received ideas about women and femininity and the perpetuation of romantic stereotypical ideals through the language and tradition of *breath* ornaMENTal sculpture and figurines. 

This is my favourite piece from both exhibitions, created using mixed media. 

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