MAR-DEN takeover at AMP with works by Patrick Mifsud
Launch event 17th August, 6pm – 9pm
In August 2016 AMP Gallery are really excited to welcome Frances Marden and Patrick Mifsud, who are jointly curating a new exhibition which will see furniture and art displayed side by side; a celebration of the linear forms which link the aesthetic of the finest modernist and midcentury-inspired craftsmanship with Mifsud’s striking geometric pieces.
MAR-DEN source, sell and make furniture and objects which they think have a unique brilliance and character. They don’t pin themselves to a particular decade, but instead hunt for pieces that stand out in 20th Century design, pieces they think should be celebrated and incorporated into our modern lives.We want customers to be inspired and share our taste and enthusiasm. We believe that furnishing your home should be fun, there are no specific rules. Our main aim is to help customers step away from buying new, mass-produced items which can lack personality, and explore the past through pieces that are both functional and beautiful. The MAR-DEN MADE bar stool is a midcentury inspired design, a collaboration with furniture maker Luke Joyce, that focuses on handmade quality, beautiful form and function.
Patrick Mifsud’s practice predominantly deals with site specificity and works with a variety of media both in his installations and sculptures. His work uses a language derived from minimal art. Using minimal forms and materials, Mifsud’s work primarily defines new spaces within existing architecture. Thus investigating different definitions of space and exploring various ways of how viewers interact with it. Drawing inspiration from his installation work, Mifsud applies similar aesthetics to his drawings. His series of drawings aim to evoke volume through simple linear compositions that deal with two dimensional space, repetition and geometry.Patrick Mifsud completed a BA (Hons) Fine Art at University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury, and an MA in Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art, London.