Rachel McDermott @ 36 Lime Street Gallery

Things

Friday 13th – Sunday 22nd June

Gallery opening times:
Saturday 14th – Sunday 22nd June, 11am – 4.30pm everyday

Rachel McDermott, Untitled (Chair #1), 2014. Drawing and collage on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Rachel McDermott, Untitled (Chair #1), 2014. Drawing and collage on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

In her first solo exhibition, Rachel McDermott presents a body of new works fusing functional motifs with seemingly non-functional gestures. Exhibiting works on paper, and maquettes,Things explores the semiotic consequence of abstraction imposed upon formal design.

A capricious marriage of minimalism and abstract expressionism is demonstrated in works on paper, in which imagery of furniture and architectural design combine with gestural drawing. Mark making becomes a mechanism to erase and reframe, as unstable oppositions evoke inherent aporia. Maquettes examine the distance between sculpture, architecture and prototype, eliminating hierarchies to construct a nameless form – or ‘thing.’

Rachel McDermott was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1990. She studied in Leeds and Newcastle, and lives and works as a visual artist and arts writer in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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