Objects Are as they Appear – Desmond Church

Objects Are as they Appear

an exhibition of new work by Scottish artist Desmond Church.

12th-19th November

Through drawing and sculpture Church’s work diverged tangentially through concepts of ‘pure seeing’, familiarity with the extraordinary, and what he consider to be the unavoidable lapse into subjective ways of looking.

Desmond Church (b. 1986, Greenock, Scotland) is an artist who currently lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. Church habitually creates both suggested and realized proposals for small interventions in the world. His bittersweet drawings often become instruction pieces for installations; miniature worlds created by the artist using the simplest of means but with a beguiling humour that allows us to see the world afresh, and in more vivid and complex terms. Church’s imagined worlds conjure up scenes that veer between the comic and the tragic. In his own words, his vision of the world is “both amusing and pointed on the one hand, cruel and manipulative on the other”.

Desmond Church graduated in 2009 with BA (Hons) Fine Art – First Class from Glasgow School of Art. Previous solo exhibitions include Desmond Church, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK; 4.6, Artur Art Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark; and Mid-flight, The Cell, Glasgow, UK; ON GO ON, Stald Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark; Notes for an Exhibition, Margate, UK.

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