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Rebecca Wilson, Lyndsay Rice and Myung Urso at Alight 2019

Exhibition  /  26 Jan 2019  -  22 Feb 2019
Published: 14.12.2018
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Intro
Alight 2019 is presented by Visual Arts Scotland.
Visual Art Scotland explores the regions where art-forms crossover and through their open submission format exhibition they select work which demonstrates conceptual thinking and innovation, as well as outstanding design and craftsmanship. VAS represents artists from all fine and applied art disciplines and seeks to explore the middle ground between the two with its diverse and varied annual exhibition.
Drawing inspiration from the confectionary industry Rebecca Wilson’s collections aim to glamorise the simple pleasures in life. The full spectrum of sweet treats from fruit chews and lollies, to cakes and pastries piled with cream and icing, are distilled down to their simplest forms and matched with a sickly sweet colour palette. The Swizzel series takes inspiration directly from the confectionaries of her childhood, and also from a lifelong obsession with 'how it's made' process videos of factory production. Pastel colours and pure forms are distilled down to a repetitive simplicity that speaks of the efficiency of the factory production line.  Pleasingly palm-sized, pseudo-functional silver rimmed sherbet bowls in pastel coloured porcelain recreate specific iconic sherbet treats from her childhood. This body of work continues to address the themes of the conflict of value and function, and of function versus anti-function, which is ever-present in Rebecca’s work. These works celebrate the simplest pleasures in life, the little indulgences that add value to our everyday. By re-embodying humble confectionaries in materials of high perceived worth, she hopes to highlight the value they bring.

Lyndsay Rice utilises forms of communication both in the natural world and in societal structures to amplify, hybridize, and alter militaristic badges and bird plumage to create a new language. In the natural world, red is the color of warning or symmetry; its relationship to poison, or the iridescence of a skin's surface, exists as an optical trick to confuse a predator. In military outfitting, colors also signify status: purple for honor, or green representing saving a life in the field. Recreating natural and military patterning through both the haptic (piercing) and digital (laser cutting) means allows Lyndsay to seamlessly incorporate various types of materials, such as plastics, leather, paper, and metal in my multilayered forms.

Myung Urso repurposes found paper ephemera such as greeting card cases and donut wrappers in her pursuit to transform plain objects from our daily life into art objects. The inspiration for this expression is derived from architecture; sculpting paper clay which provides an engaging surface while also sustaining the structure. Her interpretation of the word, Synonym, is connected to the word, transform as the actual form evolves into another shape.
 

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Rebecca Wilson. Object: Dib Dab, 2018. Porcelain, silver, synthetic ruby.. 8 x 8 x 5 cm. From series: Keep Your Powder Dry. Rebecca Wilson
Object: Dib Dab, 2018
Porcelain, silver, synthetic ruby.
8 x 8 x 5 cm
From series: Keep Your Powder Dry
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Rebecca Wilson. Object: Double Dip, 2017. Porcelain, silver.. 8 x 8 x 6 cm. Photo by: Martin Allan Smith. From series: Keep Your Powder Dry. Rebecca Wilson
Object: Double Dip, 2017
Porcelain, silver.
8 x 8 x 6 cm
Photo by: Martin Allan Smith
From series: Keep Your Powder Dry
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Rebecca Wilson. Necklace: Mega Pop Necklace, 2018. Porcelain, silver.. 35 x 50 x 9 cm. Photo by: Susan Castillo. From series: Swizzles. Rebecca Wilson
Necklace: Mega Pop Necklace, 2018
Porcelain, silver.
35 x 50 x 9 cm
Photo by: Susan Castillo
From series: Swizzles
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Rebecca Wilson. Necklace: Double Pop Necklaces, 2018. Porcelain, silver.. various. Photo by: Susan Castillo. From series: Swizzles. Rebecca Wilson
Necklace: Double Pop Necklaces, 2018
Porcelain, silver.
various
Photo by: Susan Castillo
From series: Swizzles
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Myung Urso. Brooch: Synonym I, 2018. Paper pulp, silver, card case.. 10 x 9 x 4 cm. Myung Urso
Brooch: Synonym I, 2018
Paper pulp, silver, card case.
10 x 9 x 4 cm
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Myung Urso. Brooch: Synonym II, 2018. Oil paper, paper pulp, silver.. 11 x 9 x 2 cm. Top view. Myung Urso
Brooch: Synonym II, 2018
Oil paper, paper pulp, silver.
11 x 9 x 2 cm

Top view

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Myung Urso. Brooch: Synonym III, 2018. Oil paper, paper pulp, silver.. 10 x 10 x 2 cm. Myung Urso
Brooch: Synonym III, 2018
Oil paper, paper pulp, silver.
10 x 10 x 2 cm
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Lyndsay Rice. Brooch: Untitled, 2018. Powder coat, plastic, dye, sequins, brass, steel.. From series: Honour Badge. Lyndsay Rice
Brooch: Untitled, 2018
Powder coat, plastic, dye, sequins, brass, steel.
From series: Honour Badge
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Lyndsay Rice. Brooch: Crown Bars, 2016. Brass, copper, flock, acrylic, powder coat.. 9 x 5 x 14 cm. Lyndsay Rice
Brooch: Crown Bars, 2016
Brass, copper, flock, acrylic, powder coat.
9 x 5 x 14 cm
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Lyndsay Rice. Brooch: Stripes & Sash, 2016. Brass, powder coat, thread, steel, fur, acrylic.. 13 x 5 x 8 cm. From series: Murmuration Series. Lyndsay Rice
Brooch: Stripes & Sash, 2016
Brass, powder coat, thread, steel, fur, acrylic.
13 x 5 x 8 cm
From series: Murmuration Series
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