Sandows on the Lanscape
7th - 21st October 2017
Artists: Jane Dudley & Louise Smart
Louise and Jane share an interest in what emerges and what is hidden
Jane seeks to represent the impact of institutionalization, whether imposed through enforced institutional living or more subtly through societal/institutional expectations. The imposition of beliefs, compliance and conformity to roles and norms undermines autonomy and individuality. Her work suggests that the variations of suppressing and oppressing Who I Am are infinite.
Anonymous and fragile sculptures morphing between abstract and representational, and large works of spontaneous mark making intend political evocation forming a series of monuments to those, and those aspects of ourselves, that are excluded – that are ‘outside’.
Louise has always been interested in the traces people leave behind. Towns, buildings and institutions remain when the inhabitants have left. Imbued in the brick, plaster and discarded personal effects is a sense of abandonment and loss, the remnants of life without the living, decay and survival together hand in hand.
Photo-transfer techniques on mixed media adapting, enhancing and manipulating the image using sand and other mediums giving a sense of age and corrosion, deterioration and endurance. Louise's current work is inspired by Keith Waterworth's photographic images of a visit to the site of the Chernobyl disaster.
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