New Art Highlights
24 - 30 May
New Art Highlights of the week includes: Amanda Loomes, Zena Blackwell, Amanda Jobson, Duncan Mountford.
A Persistent Place, 3rd June 2021 - 13th June 2021 by Amanda Loomes
Location: A.P.T Gallery, 6 Creekside, Deptford, London, SE8 4SA
Open 12 noon to 6pm, Thursday to Sunday
also Wednesday 9 June
A Persistent Place presents the work of Amanda Loomes, James Milne, Pierre Kellenberger, Michael Kirkham and Charlotte C Mortensson. In archeological terms, a persistent place describes a meaningful location repeatedly visited and inhabited but over decades and centuries.
The five artists have documented the social, physical and cultural importance of a place/places that have a personal resonance for them. With work from Zurich, Liverpool, South Wales, Surrey and Trench Town, Jamaica, the exhibition focuses primarily on architecture and social history and incorporates photography, video and drawing.
The show is a continuation of the exhibition of the same name which was held in Kunsthäuschen Herrliberg, Switzerland in May and June 2019. Both exhibitions have been curated by exhibiting artist, Charlotte C Mortensson.
Putto Loves Billy, 2021 by Zena Blackwell
Oil on canvas
Landslide, 2021 by Amanda Jobson
An ongoing photographic art project on coastal erosion along the east coast areas this particular area starts along the south east coast, treading carefully along rocks, boulders experiencing rockfall, coastal erosion with soft clay and sandstone continually eroding, of human presence , as sea levels rise the waves get bigger creating bigger splashes higher up along the edge lands of the east coast of UK.
Doggerland, 2021 by Duncan Mountford
Installation of a gate-way structure, a forced perspective corridor, and 8 1/35 scale architectural models of edgeland buildings. Lighting was from worklights over the models.
Doggerland is a metaphor for the fragility of settlement, for the point where humanity went from hunter/gatherers to settled farmers, a symbol for contemporary capitalism and the resulting heating world.
Doggerland’s concrete buildings exist between military infrastructure and industrial ruin. The architecture reflects memories of edge-lands; in the UK around the River Mersey towards the industrial centre of Widnes; and in Taiwan the coast around Taoyuan Airport. These sites are unfixed in time, seemingly as if ghosts from a future catastrophe.
There is a play with perception in the forced perspective corridors (further fragments of a contemporary world). The corridors drag you in, the bureaucratic nightmare of forms and emails, endless but going nowhere.