Art in Boxes

An exhibition at Verdant Works

West Henderson's Wynd, Dundee
26 Aug - 26 Nov 2006


Detail from Friendship Found by Susan Mear Detail from Untitled by Dawn Gavin Detail from Untitled by Douglas S Robertson Detail from Horizon by Mateusz Fahrenholz

The creation of artworks known as Box Constructions has been a distinctive feature of Scottish art over the past two decades. Such pieces blur the distinctions between sculpture, painting and collage. In particular, the use of so-called "found objects" (often material washed up on beaches in a bleached, eroded state) has held a fascination for contemporary Scottish artists.

This exhibition was first shown in the Main Library (Feb-April 2004) and then at Verdant Works Aug-Nov 2006. It features a variety of artworks from the University's collections, all of which are either contained within or make use of boxes. Many are the work of students or staff at Duncan of Jordanstone College.

Detail from Disco Box 2 by Fred Stiven Detail from Untitled by Gary Marshall-Stevens Detail from Marche de Puce by Will Maclean

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