Dundee Contemporary Arts Presents New Works by Mary Redmond and Sara MacKillop in Two Solo Exhibitions

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DUNDEE.- Both artists have developed their practice through travel, day to-day experiences and incidental encounters with materials and found objects. They explore ideas around cultural value and production, whilst embodying the idea of making-do-and-mending. Redmond and MacKillop use the language of Modernism to create works with a precarious and ephemeral quality, in contrast to the architecture of DCA galleries. Their work is particularly poignant during a time of economic uncertainty. Mary Redmond uses a mixture of found objects and raw materials which are altered, shaped, bent, bashed or painted and then meticulously placed together, making it difficult for the viewer to distinguish between the found object and the hand-made. These carefully placed pieces play with sculptural language: monumentality, balance, solidity and space. She describes her work as “something ordinary made strange”. Fleeting visual and physical experiences are referenced through the combination of div