Uncommon Ground: New Art from the Landscape
Work made by 11 contemporary artists working with landscape.
Wednesday 15 February- Thursday 2 March 2017
Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm
Saturdays 18 and 25 February 2017 9.00am-5.00pm
Cultural Geographer Hayden Lorimer struggles to locate the meaning of landscape ‘at the intersection between myth, ecology and topography.1' Clarifying this dilemma further, he states that it can be seen as both 'an amalgam of memory, weather and work' and 'a fusion of authorship, artistry and industry' – it remains impossible to settle on a narrow definition.
Lorimer asserts that as ‘living proof of our own permeability’, landscape is ‘impossible without us’. It is both this instability of definition and an insistence on the primacy of us, as artists, in landscape that Uncommon Ground will celebrate and explore.
Such explorations are made through direct engagement with or quiet reflection on the landscape, using a range of material processes and different methods of observation. All the artists make work indicating their presence in the landscape whilst referencing that landscape in their work.
In laying a few markers within the sweep of Lorimer’s widely fluid definition, Uncommon Ground bears witness to the reciprocal, critical and often unclarifiable relationship between the artist and the landscape.
The artists exhibiting are:
Wan Lin Chang
Luke M. Walker