theartmarket kunstfreund

Small World

Posted in Exhibitions, Leeds, miniature, posters, sculpture by Alicia on August 31, 2007


theartmarket presents

:a collaborative show by Edinburgh based artists
Wendy Donaldson and Paul Robert Penrice*

1st -14th September
Preview event 4-5pm Saturday 1st September

*in conjunction with The Miniature Artshow at 42 New Briggate

Creating two new worlds in the curious space of the Merrion Market:

Donaldson’s ‘Small World’ is an interactive artwork that allows the viewer to observe intimate scenes between characters in the form of photographs then searched for within the actual model. This gives the viewer the opportunity to put scenes into context and begin to create narratives and stories surrounding them. Made mainly from plasticine and comprised of five different `islands’ home to a number of tiny plastic and enamel painted people `Small World’ unites a childhood fascination with small toys, an interest in watching and observing people and the creation of a place to go, to detach from the intensity of the real world.

Penrice’s ‘Fridge’ is indicative of his practice which looks at our contemporary existence through exploring the identity of his childhood home, a ‘new town’ which developed in the 1970’s. Through drawing and sculpture he builds imaginary worlds that combine classical imagery with modern life. Like ‘Small world’ his work distorts reality creating juxtapositions where the past and present meet.

Visit both shows and have a miniature adventure! A path will be outlined between the two venues by our little helpers to ease your journey.


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