Monstrosities let loose in The Meffan

THE next exhibition at The Meffan in Forfar is by Dundee-based artist Trevor A. Gordon.

Trevor was born in Keith in Moray in 1975. Whilst at school he had a great interest in art but chose to go to Glasgow University to study English Language.

After completing his degree he settled in Dundee and enrolled at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.

He completed an Honours Degree in Fine Art followed directly afterwards by a Masters in Fine Art, graduating in 2006. Throughout his study he favoured sculpture, preferring to work in 3D, and now continues to sculpt at his Dundee studio.

As well as working as a sculptor, Trevor has begun passing on his skills by teaching sculpture classes at the DCA and the University of Dundee as well as a period teaching the General Course at Duncan of Jordanstone.

His work deals with surface detail that can often conceal monstrosity. He places sculptures that have an unearthly quality in familiar domestic environments with an intention to disturb the viewer into creating their own narratives.

For the ‘Northern Monsters’ show at the Meffan, he has completed a large body of work, much of it otherworldly and large in scale, which is based around a fever dream from childhood.

It has taken over a year to complete and is built around a core of recycled paper clad with a resinous material called Milliput. ‘Northern Monsters’ opens to the public on Saturday, August 4 and runs until Saturday, September 1.