CONSTRUCT is a duo exhibition by the artists Esmond Bingham and John Christie. They both play with many of the elements with which Architects and those who love architecture will be familiar – space, structure, surface, light, illusion - and both have a relaxed affection for the legacy of modernism.
Featuring a mix of 2D and 3D installations, prints, constructions and drawings CONSTRUCT is interested in the experiments and energy of early 20th century art and the non-representational: ‘how things behave rather than what they are.’
Esmond Bingham work is characterised by a strong interest in sheet and linear structure and a delight in the unexpected in ordinary materials. His work is concerned with the physical, emotional and psychological language of everyday things.
John Christie’s work in this joint exhibition is part of an on-going preoccupation with the constructed, non-representational object. An interest in the experiments and energy of early 20th century art and how those visual experiments fed into practical applications such as WW1 disruptive pattern or “Dazzle” camouflage provide some clues to the process and ideas behind these latest, small-scale works.
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