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University welcomes new art exhibition

Posted on 24 January 2011

An exhibition of the work of Monaco-born artist Adeline de Monseignat opens at the University of York tonight.

Inspired by movements such as Surrealism and Arte Povera, de Monseignat is fascinated by visual illusions. The exhibition Reveal the Tension at The Norman Rea Gallery, Langwith College, features a large number of the artist’s recent objects, sculptures, paintings, drawings and surprising installations. These are brought to life thanks to natural materials such as wood, paper, coffee and eggshell.

Now based in London, de Monseignat is fascinated by imperfections in nature – a drip, a drop, a crinkle or wrinkle – and these provide the inspiration for her work.

The exhibition has been curated by Samia Calbayrac, Director of The Norman Rea Gallery.

The opening tonight at 7pm follows a lecture by Dr Michael White and Adeline de Monseignat in Langwith College, room L/N/002 at 5.15pm. The Norman Rea Gallery is open weekdays from 9am to 6pm and the exhibition runs until Friday, 4 February.

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