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York College is delighted to host Paul Moss and Miles Thurlow's 'Water Features and Dumb Paintings' exhibition in the York College Gallery between 13th April and 21st May 2015.

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Miles Thurlow presents new work exploring the decorative, the banal, and the uncanny. Continuing upon a series of works based around the idea of fountains and gardens, traditional expressions of civilisation, state, and prosperity are reduced to their most fundamental constituents and reconfigured as depleted monuments assembled from consumer objects acquired by the artist.

For this exhibition Paul Moss presents a new series of abstract paintings. Each work uses cropped material from the sports and leisure industry that he has collected specifically due to its potential to echo patterns and compositions he has seen in existing paintings, design, and architecture.

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Miles Thurlow was born in Colchester, Essex in 1975 and studied Sculpture at Loughborough College of Art & Design (1995-1997) and at Newcastle University (1998 – 2000). Previous exhibitions include Kunstraum, London; Glasgow International; Baltic, Gateshead; Royal Standard, Liverpool Biennale; Malgras Naudet, Manchester; Edinburgh Art Festival.

Paul Moss was born in Liverpool in 1975 and studied Fine Art at Newcastle University. He has developed and presented artworks in a wide variety of situations including exhibitions, temporary commissions, and residencies including a solo exhibition at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and group exhibitions at Turner Contemporary, Glasgow International, and the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art.

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Miles Thurlow and Paul Moss are the directors of Workplace Gallery. Based in Gateshead UK, Workplace Gallery represents a portfolio of emerging and established artists through the gallery programme, curatorial projects and international art fairs. www.workplace.co.uk

Steven Hemingway who runs the York College Gallery says "This is a great opportunity to showcase two artists who are also directors of a highly influential commercial art gallery. There are only two gallerys like theirs outside of London that sell work by contemporary artists at art fairs around the world and I am delighted to showcase their work. We have already discussed showing the work of other artists that they represent and they would be keen to offer work placements to our Fine Art students who go on to study in Newcastle".

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