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Implements ..2005 ..chalk, charcoal, clay
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Gordon Senior

b.1942 Yorkshire, studied at Wakefield College of Art, Leeds College of Art and Goldsmiths College, University of London. Was leader of Fine Art provision at Norwich School of Art and Design before moving to Central California in 2002. Currently Chair of the Art Department at California State University, Stanislaus and spends the summer months back at his home in North Norfolk UK.

Gordon Senior’s output is characterized by an apparently irresolvable tension between the human and the natural, between an environment with its own rhythms and energies and the heavy hand of human intervention.
(Extract from Gordon Senior’s recent catalog text, Tools of Unknown Use and Other Works by Professor David Olivant)

Gordon makes both drawings and sculptural works. He is preoccupied with the relationships between humans, animals and birds, and with the earth that we all share. He addresses our common loss of relationship with landscape. His drawings are forged from the earth itself: clay and other earth coloured drawing materials. The bird drawings are poetic and illusionistic, telescoping the viewer into nature. The drawings of objects relate more closely to his constructed works such as his very extensive assemblage of constructed and found objects “Hand Tools of Unknown Use.”

Gordon Senior has exhibited widely in the UK, the USA and internationally.