Join us at Kate Linforth's artist talk during Retain:Reclaim at Cornershop.
A curatorial exhibition featuring artists; Rich Cutler, Chris Drury and Kate Linforth
Artist talk 22nd February at 1pm
Cornershop, Unit 3, Park Mall, Ashford, Kent TN24 8UU
Exhibition curated by Xanthus Andrews, Anastasia Bromovsky, Ali Farmer, Louise Green,
Agnes Jobbagy, Esme Johnson, Maria Jones, Rowena O’ Reilly, Charmaine Perrin and Giovana Picone
We are proud to introduce Retain:Reclaim, the first of five pop-up exhibitions to be curated within Stour Valley Arts’ Cornershop.
(Left to right) Rich Cutler: Insecta, photographic print; Chris Drury: Boletus Circle, mud screenprint; Kate Linford: Woodland Fungus Sculpture, beeswax pigment and bark
Retain:Reclaim is the realisation of a visual research project that explores the versatile relationship between nature and man. Man has for centuries attempted to suppress nature due to the obsessive need to order chaos.Retain:Reclaim aims to challenge this desire to contain nature and the perception of its success; it endorses the organic growth and shows the unpredictable and somewhat vengeful ‘reclaim’ of nature.
This exhibition showcases work from three scientific-research based artists who display contrasting methods that endeavour to retain nature.
“While the rationalisation, organisation and intellectual dissection of the natural world is an activity that humankind has engaged in for centuries, it is important to remember that nature still retains the capacity to undo our orderly constructs and reclaim the landscape for its own.”
Supporting the curatorial dialogue, a catalogue accompanies the exhibition and will be free to take away. The catalogue contains new essays by the curators and a responsive project by Rowena O’ Reilly will explore the common themes and concepts found in the works of Kate Linforth, Chris Drury and Rich Cutler.
An artist talk by Kate Linforth will be hosted at the Cornershop venue during the exhibition launch at 1pm on Saturday 22nd February. She will be discussing her scientific influences that feed into the beautiful sculptural works on display, followed by a Q&A session.
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