Curated by the contemporary craft studio Forest + Found, Material Beings presents an artist led exhibit, showcasing a selection of makers that use materials to explore conceptually led narratives. Crossing disciplines of textiles, wood, metal and ceramics, artists include Max Bainbridge, Chloé Rosetta Bell, Abigail Booth, Marlène Huissoud, Alida Kuzemczak-Sayer, Francisca Onumah, Frances Pinnock and Marcin Rusak.
The works are united through their expression of the physicality within the making process, engaging with the tactical encounters between their hands and their materials. Through each artists personal narrative they attempt to find meaning, challenge our psychological perceptions and establish deeper connections with life in new ways. Giving respect, value and a voice to their chosen material.
Max Bainbridge and Abigail Booth established the partnership Forest + Found having met during their studies at Chelsea College of Art. Acting as a studio for creating installations that respond to interactions between the natural landscape, Earths materials and the process of craft. Alongside the curation of Material Beings both artists will too be presenting their individual works...............................
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