This space is used to display artists that celebrate the RE : Sustain theme.
Interests in natural landscape and human interactions with it.
Sculptural work made up of plant material gathered by hand and occasionally imported in to create reconstructed plant forms. The work aims to exhibit the hidden elements within plants, their characteristics, and the potential for human interaction and discovery.
Degree work sees delicate, repetitive sculptures created using (South African) Protea flowers which are presented alongside chaotic and instantaneous actions with local wheat field stalks. The work begins with first reactions and recently, childhood interactions.
Discovering the Protea flower was an unplanned introduction into what became 2 years worth of experimentation and obsession to produce work that enhances the length of time and understanding I gained with the flower.
Morgan Cahn is an interdisciplinary artist that has a penchant for scavenging. She creates work that asks people to question their daily routines and interpersonal relationships in this age of disposability. She loves science and technology, while being a recovering luddite, and these tensions and dualities often come up in her work. She encourages interaction within her site responsive installations and her performances involve a participatory element. She has worked in many mediums including film, textiles, printmaking, sculpture, and text, choosing the best form for each project. She is part of the curatorial collective Yuck ‘n Yum, which put on art events across Scotland and publish a quarterly zine.. She is from Seattle, lived nearly a decade in Pittsburgh, and now calls Scotland home.
In my work I look at the concepts of time and space in the places we inhabit and the memories or traces we leave behind on objects and in the spaces these objects occupy. I also take inspiration directly from outdoors, from places that mean something to me and more indirectly from architecture that I have seen over my life. My concepts and inspiration merge the indoors with the outdoors, taking second-hand furniture and altering it, using the outdoors and architecture to inspire the transformation, I then make a series of drawings from these sculptures. With the work I hope to achieve a connection with my audience allowing the known furniture and spaces to trigger their memories, then when I alter the pieces of furniture I hope to create and to trigger my audiences imagination.
Mary-Beth Quigley is a Dundee based artist that works predominantly with found and recycled materials using textile sculpture and creative embroidery. With the salvaged textiles characters are invented from memory focusing on an obsession with animals and childhood recollections; celebrating family life and a yearning for a time of innocence. Her work consists of constructing imaginative life sized animal sculptures and wearable pieces then creating narrative through installation, photography, performance and film. The aim is to engage the viewer, to perhaps conjure their own personal memories and most importantly to be enjoyed.
Has a love for all things fancy dress and costume design.