Ruthin Craft Centre
The Centre for the Applied Arts


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Forest + Found

Soft Bodies, Dark Hearts 6 July – 22 September 2024

UK based studio collective Forest + Found was established by artists Max Bainbridge and Abigail Booth in 2014. Soft Bodies, Dark Hearts represents a significant moment in the artists’ evolution since first exhibiting at Ruthin six years ago. At the heart of their work lies a duality and intimate dialogue between the artists themselves and the objects they make. In essence the works in this show are a reflection on our human condition. Booth’s practice explores the emotional capacity of the quilt to embody dreams and memory, while Bainbridge seeks a grounded presence through the natural body of the tree as it relates to his own.

Curated by Gregory Parsons
Photography: the artists