Alison Milner – The Space Between Buildings
23.10.2021 @ 10:00 am - 21.01.2022 @ 5:00 pm
Alison Milner originally trained as a furniture designer (MA RCA). The love of materials, form and function this has instilled in her is now carried on into her work as an artist and surface designer. She works both at a very large scale in her public commissions for the NHS and schools and at a smaller scale with prints and ceramics.
Milner has always been interested in the relationship between the manmade and nature. In particular how the two can coexist in the built environment. In this exhibition, she uses materials that are more often associated with the building trade, such as ceramic tiles, vitreous enamel and plywood to produce a series of fresh, evocative collages, constructions, panels and prints, which dip in and out of illustration and abstraction. Along the way, Milner has developed a vocabulary of shapes and symbols that relate to the subject matter and which have become surface decoration- tessellating into tile patterns and representing the yin and yang of nature and the built environment.
The work she is showing at The Old School Gallery is the continuation of a personal project she started in 2018 called ‘The space between buildings’ Some of the work will be also shown at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in spring 2021.