Plum Cloutman and Jamie Duncan
Preview 12th March 7 - 9pm
13th - 15th March 12 - 4pm
Plum Cloutman and Jamie Duncan are two final year painting students at
Edinburgh College of Art. Their joint exhibition, In-between, takes place at
a time of uncertainty for young artists – at the threshold between land and
Duncan’s work concerns itself with the language of construction, not only
in the literal sense of his use of semantic pictorial devices such as signs,
which share a relationship with geometric abstraction, but in the act of
collecting discarded construction materials, which to him represents a
kind of contemporary archaeology. At the intersection of material and
meaning, Duncan’s work seeks to address the art in the urban environment.
Cloutman builds worlds in her large scale works. Drawing inspiration from
day-to-day life in the domestic sphere and engineered natural environments,
her work accommodates imagined anonymous characters within uncanny
landscapes. They occupy the space between places, for the people that
occupy the space between persons.
Painters with very different approaches to the medium, Duncan and
Cloutman offer works that seem to be at odds with each other. Yet
from Duncan’s solid, three-dimensional works, to Cloutman’s fluid and
painterly reflections on inhabited space, In-between embraces the
diversity of contemporary painting practice.