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Dorothy Basford

Dorothy Basford’s work is concerned with exploring the materiality of everyday objects by devising processes that test their structural limits, challenging and often inverting their supposed functions. It is about revealing the labour and industrial processing, that the incredible surplus of stuff around us has been through. The artist collects discarded, broken, and leftover items and uses them to make works that are about the act and process of making. The artist also addresses issues of material value, durability, function, cost, and historical weight. Recent cast works display the material interaction between these objects and the weight of plaster or concrete as they are re-packed and framed. They challenge the relationship between matter and art, and continuously challenge the boundaries between painting and sculpture.

Alveera Rahman