Telegram is a peripatetic gallery that holds pop up exhibitions all over London rather than having a permanent space in protest against rising rent costs. Our latest show will feature six artists working across photography, video and painting on the theme of Landscape. It will be held at the Ground Floor Space, part of design agency dn&co., in Bermondsey during Frieze week. All works are for sale for under £1000.
This is a show about landscape and what it holds. Whether a signifier of change or memory, landscape is not just a subject or a format, it can represent the artist’s self as much as a portrait. With technology the face of landscape is changing; we are constantly mapping and capturing our surroundings. Plein air is a thing of the past as today’s artists look to their screens to shape their landscapes, to bear witness. The landscapes around us record the changes in our environment too, from the gentle shift of seasons to the indelible damage of man. The artists in this show approach landscape in different ways, with painting, video and photography as their chosen medium. But they are not so distinct here. We have painters working from satellite images of the earth and photographers who choose to focus on details of a landscape to the point of abstraction. Similarly there are no strict rules on what landscape represents, the Pacific Ocean sits beside an oilfield in Alberta, Canada; through it all remains the common thread of the space we inhabit as well as the foreign lands of our imagination and the unchartered territory of technology.