AboutPrivate View: Friday 20th of August 2010 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm
Exhibition runs from: Friday 20th of August Thursday 26th of August 2010
Gallery Opening Hours: Fri, Mon, Tues, Wed: 11.00 am to 6.30 pm
Sat: 12.30pm - 5.00 pm
Last day of Exhibition: 26th of August: 10.00am to 5.00pm
In the beginning, the artists are connected by their revisiting of the natural landscape through photography, drawing and video with each artist showing their individual experience and contrasting engagement with the landscape.
Once the curtain rises, these artists encourage the audience to take time to explore with them, their very individual, beautiful and delicate trips into their local, natural landscape and follow each story as it unfolds along the gallery walls.
The finale gives the spectators the opportunity to explore, engage and interact with this wide variety of work, encouraging exploration of their own surroundings, noticing their habitat and seeing how the artists bring beauty back to the forefront of nature and into the gallery.
Sarah Crew: These photographs show the result of Crew picking her way through the British countryside with her camera, and a variety of animals to assist in her imaginative combination of storytelling and emotional commentary. Suburbia is expanding and as the countryside decreases to cater for the ever-growing population, the boundaries between town and country become ever closer, crawling and clambering over each other to claim the diminishing green grass that remains. In a playful and inquisitive photographic investigation, these photographs explore the current living habits and concerns of both the city and countryside dwellers, in following the interaction between human and animal.
Andrew Ferguson: 'Round In Circles' uses the process of repetition and freedom as a means to create this body of work. By revisiting the same location, Farnham Everglades, an area of swamp land which was once cultivated but now left to its own devises has become a haven for wildlife, and using the technique of double exposure on the negative a series of circular photographs is produced. These photographs are then printed on to drum skins and taken back to the swap where a 30min improvised sound performance is played, bringing the repetition process to a conclusion. The performance piece is recorded through video and photography.
Chris Holman's drawings are developed from elements extracted from the natural world in order to alter their appearance; creating in the process a series of abstracted surface patterns that refer to or become an equivalent for the original. Derived from drawings executed in the landscape, the intention is to create a new, reinvented scene, in which the light and shadow of an undisciplined and wilful Limestone terrain is ordered and regulated; harmonised and made stable.