Saturday, January 26, 2008

Jennifer Douglas: "FROM ACANTHUS TO ZEBRAWOOD" Cooper Gallery, University of Dundee, UK

Preview: Friday 25 January 2008, 6-8pm

26 January – 23 February

Steff Norwood
Jennifer Douglas
Michael Samuels
Anthony Shapland

With interventions in melamine, plywood, colour and light, this exhibition presents four UK artists whose work abstracts and transforms the humble, everyday alphabet of domestic and urban furniture.

A graduate of Edinburgh College of Art’s Sculpture Department, Glasgow-based Steff Norwood has more recently moved into the area of bespoke furniture design. Jennifer Douglas lives in Gateshead and graduated from Glasgow School of Art MFA course in 2005. Douglas creates a fine tension between chaos and balance in her installations that play with surface plane, colour, line and space. London artist Michael Samuels subverts the nature of the unassuming second-hand furniture he collects. Anthony Shapland is a Cardiff-based artist whose work captures the transitory moments hidden in commonplace events and objects.