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David Orme: New solo show at Sidney + Matilda

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The first solo show by Sheffield-based artist David Orme has opened at the Sidney + Matilda gallery.

'LOT' features a number of new collages and paintings by Orme, a graduate of London's Royal College of Art.

"LOT will be the first ever solo exhibition at Sidney + Matilda, as well as being the first time David has shown work outside of London," said gallery director Al Daw.

"It is a privilege to present his latest works, which include ambitious large scale paintings alongside smaller intricate and beautifully presented collages."

Sidney + Matilda is a new commercial gallery on the corner of Sidney Street and Matilda Street. It aims to showcase new work by contemporary artists, with a focus on painting and other traditional methods of art making.

The gallery says that Orme's collages "display an assortment of quirky forms and awkward configurations that encourage contemplation and re-interpretation."

LOT explores themes of ceremony and ritual, referencing objects such as charms, religious relics, grave goods and symbolic offerings. The gallery says that the collages offer "a window into the realm of a process."

"Materiality and composition lay bare a system of editing," says Orme about the work. "A methodology that echoes the practice of collecting and curating objects possessing a value."

Fifty limited-edition riso prints, signed and numbered by the artist, will be available to buy for £20.

LOT runs until 16 June, and is free to enter. Sidney + Matilda is open from noon to 6pm, Thursday to Sunday.

Sam Gregory

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