Exhibition of key works by contemporary sculptor Alastair Mackie
03 December 2015
The latest exhibition at Canterbury Christ Church University’s Sidney Cooper Gallery displays five key works from the inspirational, contemporary British artist, Alastair Mackie.
In his work Alastair brings order to nature's chaos. He takes a natural object or material and turns it into a sculpture loaded with meaning to make us re-consider how we understand our natural surroundings, challenging the conventional limits separating nature and culture.
Corpus by Alastair Mackie
Born in 1977, Alastair grew up on a farm in Cornwall and the materials he uses often bear the mark of his countryside upbringing.
He has shown extensively in the UK and internationally, including exhibitions at the Saatchi Gallery, London, the Venice Biennale and the Reykjavik Art Museum. He has worked on a number of public commissions including Mimetes Anon, commissioned by the Contemporary Art Society.
This exhibition includes his seminal 2011 Copse installation, an alluring and uncanny plantation of pine trees, turned upside down and positioned throughout the gallery. Alongside this work will also be House, 2008, a haunting copy of a dolls house made from reconstituted wasps nests and his more recent 2014 Canopy and 2015 Mud Form sculptures.
House by Alastair Mackie
Alastair Mackie – Selected Works will be at the Sidney Cooper Gallery, St Peter’s Street, Canterbury CT1 2BQ from Wednesday 9 December to Saturday 30 January.
The Gallery is open Tuesday – Friday 10.30am-5pm and Saturday 11.30-5pm. It will be closed from Thursday 24th December 2015 and reopen on Tuesday 5th January 2016.
The exhibition is free.