I am delighted that my solo show ‘Erosions’ is now open at Newave Gallery, Aberdeen.
In this series of works I have considers sustainability and human impact on the land. As the results of climate change become apparent, I have been exploring how these issues are being addressed, glorified or even ignored.
Manipulating materials such as wood, metal, crystal and concrete I compare our natural environment with human existence. Decaying materials sit alongside clean lines to add stark contrast and ask the viewer to consider humankinds modern relationship with the land.
The textural work deconstructs land formations, which are playing host to silhouettes of towering turbines. The structures can be viewed as a visual reminder that we cannot ignore the impact we are having on our natural landscape.
The show opened on Friday night with a bustling gallery full of visitors. This body of work addresses several issues; including art, geology and renewable energy – meaning a good broad range of people were enticed to come into the exhibition for a look, which made for a really great opening.
I was happy that the work appeared to get people thinking and engaging in some interesting discussions – everyone seems to have an opinion on climate change and renewable energy (including myself)! There was a great mixture of people there – friends, family (Who had travelled mostly from Shetland), artists, old tutors of mine, geologists, and passers by that just wanted to see what was going on.
The fantastic Lerwick Brewery were very kind and sponsored me plenty of their beers for the opening night, which were really enjoyed by everyone. I was so pleased to have a unique Shetland drink to set the mood for the evening – a noted touch by the visitors. So a big thank you to them, especially Isla Mercer who was kind enough to come by the gallery and drop them off herself.
The exhibition is running until 6th October so if you are in Aberdeen head along to Newave Gallery and see the work for yourself. If you can’t see the work in the flesh, click here for my ‘Gallery Of Works’ where you can see photos of all the pieces in the show as well as past works.
A big thank you to everyone who came out the opening and made it such a special night.