To coincide with Frieze Week 2019 Modern Forms presents a display of major works by Douglas White.
“Nothing is created, nothing is destroyed, everything is transformed”
Douglas White seems to have taken these words of the chemist and agronomist, Antoine Lavoisier, as his motto. White’s artworks are grounded in a deep affinity for discarded objects, both natural and man-made, and his compulsion to transform them into something altogether stranger. The artist teases out meaning and power from the detritus of the every day in a practice which explores the aesthetic and narrative possibilities of materials that would otherwise be left to waste; lightning struck trees, exploded tyres, vandalised recycling bins, decaying cactus. The magical atmosphere emitted by White’s strangely compelling and poetic works, combined with his investigative spirit, reveals a passion for the curious, whatever its form.
- 1 October 2019 - 05 January 2020
- Nick Hackworth
- By appointment only