Matthew Poland : Meaningful Objects

Fine Roots Gallery at the Forest Café present a group show by Edinburgh-based emerging artists.

The exhibition shows new work by all eight artists, including painting, sculpture, moving image and
performance that form part of the wider practice of the exhibiting artists.

For the exhibition at Fine Roots the group have responded to concerns around materiality and our relationship to things; what it means to belong and what things are required to gain access; and to challenge the good intentions of a deep engagement that may only last a moment. Those exhibiting at Meaningful Objects are interested in ways to return to oneself through the use of personal possessions in the present. The work draws from contemporary concerns of futurity and our post-
internet plugged in selves.

The exhibition comprises of an intricately stitched textile based wall hanging; contemporary painting of acrylic spray paint on canvas; shiny sculptural vacuum formed objects that are raised; screen based moving image work; prints on paper of barren landscape; heavy, textural oil paint on paper, reminiscent of sample materials for kitchens; a gold tinselled screen leading to a series of black and white photographs; and, uncanny casts of often overlooked objects.

A happening will take place at 7.30pm at the opening Friday, 18 November 2016, by the artist Matthew Poland.

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