‘…on Land’

Anna Curtin, Linda Davies, Elaine Fisher and Anthea Millier

7-13 May 2014

 

  • Four University of Gloucestershire MA art students tackle the subject of land.
  • Apparently stable but forever changing, land cannot be grasped, at least not in its entirety.  The works in this exhibition represent this struggle, to capture that which is fleeting.  The search at once unites and separates the work, highlighting in each connect a fissure to be explored anew, creating a conversation between the works, between the artists and with the audience.

 

  • Anna Curtin’s practice explores a pre-conceptual, felt sense of landscape.  An interwoven natural system of cause and effect that exists outside of language, outside of the many man-made constructs imposed upon the earth’s natural state.  Anna paints biomorphic shapes, layer by layer, cutting into the wood of her support in an act symbolic of the cutting of the first forests.  We are presented with a slightly uncomfortable but harmonious image of a new land reminding us of our first pre-conceived experiences felt and lost in childhood. Anna is from Canada.

 

  • Linda Davies’ practice explores the human will to form ‘natural’ landscapes in un-natural settings.  Tracing her own move from urban to country and back to urban again, Linda uses real life, memory and imagination to express these manipulated spaces through painting and drawing.

 

  • Elaine Fisher’s practice interrogates discovered landscapes for forms and narratives that reveal something about the human condition – what it means to ‘be’.     Elaine’s work exists in the connections between the site, studio and gallery where discovery and recording are deconstructed, re-made and re-presented as new sites of fractured memory, installations of parts that ask to be re-connected by the viewer.

 

  • Anthea Millier’s practice explores land through walking.  Collecting and casting walked landscapes, Anthea re-presents the ordinary and overlooked as something valuable and fragile to be cherished and protected.  Anthea’s work can be found at the junction of sculpture and print, pressing into and from form to preserve the very ground that we walk on.

 

Open daily 10am – 5pm

Entry Free

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What’s Next?

  • Maintenance The east turret is in need of repair to prevent rain leaking in when the wind is in the ‘wrong’ direction. We hope to get this done during gallery downtime.
  • Hire Dates for 2022 The release of dates for hiring the gallery in 2022 is under review pending the availability of dates for events in the gardens.
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