The horizon ties our sense of nostalgia to our sense of expectation. In the landscape lies the familiarity, and on the horizon, a yearning for unknown places and futures, but when the former feels like home more than anything else, the latter becomes a symbol of the way we belong to the places that made us.
Jamie’s work has, for a long time, concerned itself with horizons, but never so evidently as in this exhibition. Wood has always featured in Jamie’s architectural works, however in these new prints Jamie has sought to explore another side of this most sustainable of building materials: the fact that a wealth of climate data is concealed within the growth rings of trees. Growth rings can tell us a certain truth about our climate past when data sets are combined and studied. The horizon is always in the distance, something we can only understand when we reach it. And yet, when we arrive at it, the horizon is still as far away from us as it ever was.
It was during Jamie’s residency in Abuja that his work has found a way from architecture to the outdoors; transforming and combining existing ideas while experimenting with process to create abstracted landscapes in the form of these multilayered, textural prints on paper.
A programme of 2 printmaking workshops in conjunction with the exhibition will run over the weekend. For more details and to book tickets click HERE
Workshops supported by Great Art