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Pattern Play

Robert Dawson

Long Gallery Exhibition

17 October 2015 – 13 March 2016

As part of our exploration of drawing in glass and ceramics, this exhibition presents new work by Robert Dawson, who often uses ceramics to reflect upon the history of pattern-making in the decorative arts.  Patterned surfaces are usually associated with utilitarian ceramics rather than considered as fine art.  In this new body of work, Robert Dawson plays with the perception of definitions between applied art and fine art by using clay slip across stretched canvas.  Here, reworked patterns have often been disrupted in various ways.  One source of inspiration for this work has been Ernst Gombrich’s ‘The Sense of Order’.

Image Credit: Work by Robert Dawson

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