Saturday, June 11, 2011

Cath Campbell: "Edifice" National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK


Cath Campbell / Erin Dickinson / Jeffrey Sarmiento / Kevin Hunt / Michael Mulvihill

National Glass Centre (NGC), Sunderland
11th June - 7th August 2011

With the demolition of Trinity Square in Gateshead, the city skyline lost one of its most iconic buildings.  Loved and hated in equal measure, it was a monumental building that shaped the Gateshead skyline and made it infamous the world over, with its prominence in the 1970s cult film Get Carter.  Many such buildings of the Brutalist and Modernist design movement are now being removed from our urban skylines.  This exhibition explores the shapes and silhouettes these buildings create and how artists have captured the sometimes opressive and grand nature of these edifices within our urban landscapes.

You Fill Up My Senses Part 2, 2007
Pencil on Paper
53.2 x 38 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery