Miranda Donovan: Metaphors for Mankind

13 Oct 2015 – 12 Nov 2015

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Mon-Sun, 11-6pm

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United Kingdom, United Kingdom


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Rebecca Lidert, the Director of CNB Gallery, is delighted to present Metaphors for Mankind, a solo exhibition by the acclaimed British artist Miranda Donovan.


The assembled works, what the artist describes as ‘sculptural paintings’, are drawn from three series: her meticulously detailed brickwork pieces, skilfully created by carving out miniature bricks from building materials; her “steel sheet” with rivets works which are in fact made from resin, and her smaller figurative works on cement.

While differing in medium, each of the series is united by a common thread: an exploration of the human condition and the darker sides of civilisation. This is obliquely evidenced through the ciphers of peeling paint, cracked cement, coiled, warped “metal” edges, which deftly blur the boundaries between sculpture and painting, while at the same time leading the viewer to contemplate the fleeting nature of human endeavour and aspiration.

Says gallery director, Rebecca Lidert: ‘The power of Donovan’s work is that it reflects man’s ingenuity, his skills and strength, but in doing so lays bare its temporality, portrayed through the erosive and gritty imprint of decay.’ 


Exhibiting artists

Miranda Donovan


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