Emily Cole and Dominique Segurado

The Nicholson Gallery, Holt

The Nicholson Gallery, Holt

The solidity of cast, sculptural structures and the liquidity of neon, painterly compositions make for an intellectual parody of the 'natural' world.

Segurado's forms display a combination of natural influences in the ceramic rock formations that are meticulously constructed to incorporate unsettling yet serene displays that show a pre-occupation with surface, balance and gravity. The erected forms cultivate impressions that are both Jurassic and futuristic.

Cole's signature practice is to paint immediate and flamboyant snapshots of landscapes that are depicted from photographs taken on bus journeys around the east of England. She uses fluorescent colours that are overtly plastic and contemporary, and her unique style suggests a deep rapport with the liquidity and sensuous 'feel' of the paint itself.

The 'Suffolk Pink Bird Box' is a deceptively banal composition of a driveway and garage. In the foreground is an empty bird box - the scene is uncomfortably devoid of any sign of life. The painting is backlit by a nuclear sky that punctuates the neon cross displayed on a St George flag flying from the garage roof.

The implications of Segurado's manmade 'natural' forms juxtaposed with Cole's futuristic scapes are conceptually challenging and trigger notions of disquiet with our evolving world.

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