Malcolm Martin & Gaynor Dowling’s work is acquired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art / by ben mcleavy

Still Life Bend, 2014. Cherry and birch ply, silk,38 x 23 x 8 and 30 x 20 x 6

Still Life Bend, 2014. Cherry and birch ply, silk,38 x 23 x 8 and 30 x 20 x 6

We are pleased to announce that the Philadelphia Museum of Art has acquired Big Bend, a major piece from Malcolm Martin & Gaynor Dowling’s recent series of works created during a fellowship residency at The Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia in 2013. The piece is to join the prestigious museum’s European Decorative Arts and Sculpture collection in 2014.

Big Bend was created using a radical new bending and stitching technique on a single sheet of carved veneered board to form a vessel. New work from Martin & Dowling will be featured in Sarah Myerscough Gallery’s presentation at this year’s COLLECT fair, held at the Saatchi Gallery from 9-12 May, 2014.

Congratulations to the artists on their success!