Things | Rachel McDermott

EXHIBITION | 13th - 22nd June 2014

Gallery opening times:
Saturday 14th – Sunday 22nd June 11am – 4.30pm
open every day

Preview: Friday 13th June 6pm – 8.30pm

In her first solo exhibition, Rachel McDermott presents a body of new works fusing functional motifs with seemingly non-functional gestures. Exhibiting works on paper, and maquettes, Things explores the semiotic consequence of abstraction imposed upon formal design.

A capricious marriage of minimalism and abstract expressionism is demonstrated in works on paper, in which imagery of furniture and architectural design combine with gestural drawing. Mark making becomes a mechanism to erase and reframe, as unstable oppositions evoke inherent aporia. Maquettes examine the distance between sculpture, architecture and prototype, eliminating hierarchies to construct a nameless form – or ‘thing.’

Rachel McDermott was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1990. She studied in Leeds and Newcastle, and lives and works as a visual artist and arts writer in Newcastle upon Tyne.


About 36 Lime Street’s Gallery Programme

As part of a wider audience development plan, 36 Lime Street is proud to present a series of new projects for the fourth year of its gallery space. A new programme of exhibitions and events has been co-ordinated to run from June 2014 through to January 2015 which will encompass painting, sculpture, installation, drawing and three-dimensional design.