Taming Northern Monsters at Meffan

IT’S a case of something completely different as the latest exhibition at The Meffan in Forfar has the visitor pondering over the work of Dundee-based artist Trevor A. Gordon.

The stark exhibition space provides the ideal viewing environment for his though-provoking pieces, some of which are suspended from the ceiling whilst others appear to “pour” out of the wall.

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 hs degree he settle in Dundee and enrolled at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.

He completed an honours degree, 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 unviersity 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 crating their own narratives.

For the “Northern Monsters” show at the Meffan he has completed a large body of work, much of it other wordly and large in scale, which is based around a fever dream form 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” runs until Saturday, September 1.

The Meffan is open Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5pm, admission free.