Blue and white china is often found at home; it is a visual language that many people are familiar with. Paul Scott’s appropriation of its traditional patterns as vehicles for socio-political commentary has made his work unmistakeable. Warning signs for radioactivity are tucked into the border of the Willow Pattern; jet planes streak across rural landscapes.
On a shallow oval dish with delicate fluted edges, a drilling platform rises starkly above a sumptuous deep blue landscape. As befits the title - Fracked - the dish is cracked and the crack has been filled with gold.
Visit The Harley Gallery from 25th April to 21st June 2015 to explore the many worlds of these two artists. The Harley Gallery is in Nottinghamshire, 10 minutes from the A1 and M1. Free entry.
Exhibition organised by The Holburne Museum.