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Opening night: 6-8pm, Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Hours: 11am – 3pm, 12 – 14 March 2013

UPSTAIRSDOWN is an exhibition by two 4th year Sculpture and Environmental Art students from the Glasgow School of Art: Muyan Gao & Dawn Destor-Mackinnon.

In this exhibition, the two artists combine their works through the contradictions of movement and stillness, nature and manufactured, sound and silence.

Muyan’s work portrays calm through the stillness and the tranquility of time. The video piece white exposes a particular aspect of the sun’s light which reminds her of the simple geometric shapes of the sun. Her sculpture explores materials qualities to embrace a sense of individual contradiction. It emphasises a tranquil existence through rhythm.

Dawn’s work is an exploration of rhythmic movement through repetition, stemming from an interest in process and tradition. Her two works are a contrast of solitary performance and public intervention. Her work simply seeks to evoke a sense of contentment with one’s immediate surroundings.


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