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Caragh Thuring in "Criminal Ornamentation" at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Caragh Thuring will be included in "Criminal Ornamentation: Yinka Shonibare CBE curates the Arts Council Collection" at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park from 5 April to 16 June. The title of the show is taken from Adolf Loos' 1908 influential essay 'Ornament and Crime', in which he 'condemns the use of decoartion and craft...'Included in the exhibition are a range of works chosen to
challenge the notion of the ornament as crime.

A number of works in the exhibition suggest the diverse potential of abstract patterns within art. As well as acting as decorative pieces, they explore postcolonialism and the strong connection between individuals and society. 'Ardyne Point,' 2016, by Caragh Thuring draws inspiration from a local protest at a Scottish oil rig yard, using pattern to create a multitude of opportunities for different interpretations.

Throughout the exhibition, it is possible to see evidence of Yinka Shonibare CBE aiming to break down the boundaries of gender association through the use of pattern and fabric.