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Derek Wilson presents 'Abstracted Alignment' @ Golden Thread Gallery


Launching on Thursday 6th July and continuing through to Saturday 19th August, 'Abstracted Alignment' is a new exhibition, showing in Belfast's Golden Thread Gallery, from renowned ceramicist Derek Wilson.

"The object is not always the sole focus, but how it is placed and viewed is a constant preoccupation."

"For this exhibition Wilson has been influenced by the concept of Tableau Vivant, re-imaginings of still life paintings. These groupings are not recreations of artworks but rather they are varying references to placement, structure, form and space within them. Using the space to experiment with a series of compositions, he will reference recurring themes that have occupied his practice, such as his interest in British Constructivism, Minimalism, and De Stijl."

About Derek Wilson

Wilson is an unapologetic hand-thrower and hand-builder and has managed to produce work that accepts, even confronts, the utilitarian past of ceramics whilst simultaneously offering striking new possibilities of form and conception, depth and meaning.

Derek Wilson's practice as a ceramicist centres on the making of a diverse range of contemporary objects – from the functional to the sculptural. He creates art-based objects for gallery commissions and functional tableware.

Image Credit: Angled Vessel, Olive - Thrown and assembled porcelain/stoneware with coloured engobe exterior. Photo Chris Martin

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Where: 84-94 Great Patrick St, Belfast BT1 2LU