© 2011 BHVU
Artists: Sue Evans | Nina Gebauer | Elsa Godfrey | Helen Grove-White | Jaye Ho
Clinton de Menezes | David Morris | Kate Pellegrini | Penny Sadubin | Kate Walters
Artist and curator Penny Sadubin brings together 10 UK based artists for this multi-disciplinary exhibition Landscape of Change. Throughout the exhibition the audience can experience the ever-changing human relationship with place and landscape.
David Morris’s photographs of demolition in industrial landscapes capture and record a moment before destruction and change. As regeneration and gentrification change our cities, Morris looks at the impermanent nature of seemingly permanent conurbations.
Moments in a seasonal cycle and the feeling of a particular day are captured in the drawings and paintings of Penny Sadubin. These are not the sublime landscapes of tradition but familiar urban places as experienced by millions of city dwellers across the UK.
The Passage Series by Clinton de Menezes engages with landscape, history and the human condition. Through the processes of sedimentation and excavation these textural, multi-layered paintings allude to both cycles of the natural world and the compounded history of culture.
Time and the unstoppable forces of the elements subdue the man made structures of redundant military pillboxes in the landscapes of Jaye Ho. Her series of paintings Bunker Death depicts these modern day monoliths, still at the mercy of nature.
Helen Grove-White’s meditative video installation Rising Slowly presents a record of time and change and refers to rising levels of C02 in the atmosphere and to rising sea levels already affecting our coastlines.
Similar concerns are also addressed by the work of Sue Evans. Her quiet, timeless landscape photographs reward closer scrutiny by revealing that they are actually reflected images, captured in puddles.
Kate Pellegrini’s work addresses a different relationship with place: tourism. In her Itinerary series of collage books, tourism is characterised as transitory, fast moving, superficial, immediate and highly selective as a form of leisure. Sites of cultural importance and the world’s beauty spots become commercialised and despoiled by rampant tourism, the rise of the cheap flight and the ensuing over-development.
Kate Walters' watercolour drawings ask us to scrunitise our inner thoughts – our consciousness - and seek to initiate change from within to mend our damaged relationship with the planet that we share. Walters writes; “Unless humans can begin to see their place in the world in a different way the change in perspective and actions will not occur.”
Nina Gebauer and Elsa Godfrey will both be working outside the gallery on site-specific works that the visiting audience can participate in and help construct. Elsa Godfrey will be constructing a large sphere out of willow whips. By engaging the help of the audience Godfrey says, ‘the ball will be a beautiful representation of the dramatic impact that can be achieved by the collective small efforts of many, all working together toward one common goal.’
Nina Gebauer, will be hosting a paper cinema puppetry workshop for all visitors to participate in, and culminating in performance in the evening.
LANDSCAPE OF CHANGE
27th August - 18 September 2011
Open Saturdays & Sundays 12-6pm
Private View : Friday 26th August 6-9pm
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