Mark Rayner, Unnatural Selection
2 - 18 March 2016 | preview 1 March 5-7pm
Mark Rayner’s glazed plates and figurines are a modern and playful take on the grotesque; a style characterised by exaggeration, excess, the fantastic and sometimes the abject. He transgresses socially acceptable norms and combines beauty and vulgarity in careful measure in subversive creations that never fail to amuse.
For this exhibition, Rayner has created a series of two and three dimensional works including hand-latched woollen rugs and ceramic sculptures. The exhibition is based around the theme of the “Unnatural” and includes portrayals of taxidermy animals, circus and sideshow performers, along with historical and imagined human/animal mutants.