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Playing with garden furniture
The Man & Eve gallery present their very own Garden of Eden in their latest exhibit, the Yard Sale Project. Don't expect to find any secondhand bargains though; instead, you will be invited to admire some spanking new garden furniture.
Designed by Cairn Young and Ian Spencer, the two artists have combined the use of computer technology and traditional craftsmanship to create innovative, playful sculptures that would surely spice up anyone's back garden.
Young is interested in using science to form geometric structures out of different materials. For example, upon entering ground floor gallery, you will discover a series of pebbles that increase incrementally in size. As these pebbles grow, you will eventually see how they transform into practical objects such as chairs and work surfaces. Spencer, on the other hand prefers to work with wood, and is influenced by new discoveries.
The exhibition is open to the public until the 31st August, and challenges our knowledge about how we think certain materials behave. As well as being fashionable, much of the sculpted furniture also has a humorous and playful side to it; these include plastic-made designs such as Alessi has fleas and A Dodechahedron of Umbrellas.