We each have our own landscape
24th-28th July 2019
We Each Have Our Own Landscape reflects a personal element in landscape.
Each artist explores a sense of place as a metaphor for the exploration of the psyche.
Hypnotic waves that peak and fall in a repeating visual mantra, horizons that speak of
a future… almost fictional, landscape employed as a stage, nature anthropomorphised.
The title of this show references the idea of locating one’s self both within a present,
remembered or imagined landscape and also the emotional landscape we each inhabit.
We are primed by Romanticism; offering landscape as an opportunity to create a context
for oneself; it is at once a place and a visual representation of an emotional state.
Building on this romantic tradition of the sublime, there is an established trajectory
that considers the mind-scape. Kant established the idea that the connection
between nature and man, is man’s imagination. Landscape offers an orthodoxy
that is familiar, that instantly brings the viewer into the understanding that they
are participating in the work. The viewer summons a philosophical convention to the
reading of the work.
However living in the Anthropocene age we humans require too much of nature… we
imbue landscape with an artifice that it clearly can not support. Therefore we are all on
the verge of processing a shift in our relationship with nature.
24th—28th July 12—6pm
Private view: Wednesday 24th July 6—9pm
140 Lewisham Way
18th – 21st July 2019
Location, landscape and setting can be experienced by the artist through observation, memory and imagination. There is an indelible connection between time and place, which the act of painting and drawing can attempt to access and interpret. During the making process distortions occur as the artist responds to the layering of paint, marks and colour. Place and image start to transform as they are remembered or imagined in the studio, inspired by notes, photos or studies drawn in a sketchbook. Departure Lounge explores the concept of place and environment through painting, print and drawing. Each artist responds to this theme differently, both in terms of their subject matter and artistic process.
Charlie Reed attempts to capture a specific moment, recording and documenting the changing topography of London. He explores the relationship between the cyclical natural world and the expanding and shifting environment of the city – focusing on London’s waterways. The flowing water of a river is a constant in the ever-changing environment it dissects.
Anthony Banks uses paint as both a means of encryption and description; camouflaging or disrupting his subjects, allowing them to hide in plain sight. Often using symbols of modernity or industrialisation as allegory, he plays with their assertions, displacing or reimagining these archetypes to create discordance. His paintings are deliberately slow in their production. During the gradual making process the façade of the painting becomes worn, imbued with a tangible history, a geological layering of paint.
For George Little, the idea of place and environment is examined through a research-based studio practice, looking at the interrelationship between Modernism and sites of eating and drinking. He explores how the archetypes and aesthetics within the dining experience collate with those of modernist ideals.
The three artists met whilst studying Fine Art Painting at Brighton University between 2007 and 2010 and have since studied at the Royal Drawing School and the Royal College of Art. Although they each use a different visual language, their paintings share certain aesthetic qualities. Departure Lounge creates a dialogue between the three artistic processes and explores how each painter has developed since working in close proximity ten years ago.
18 – 21 July 2019
Open 12-6pm Thur, Fri, Sat
Open 12-4pm Sun
Private View Thursday 18 July, 6-9pm
140 Lewisham Way,
London, SE14 6PD
Lewisham Arthouse curates and helps organize contemporary art exhibitions and associated events. The Project Space offers a fantastic opportunity for artists, curators and community groups to realise experimental works, and contribute to an engaging and ambitious programme.
Lewisham Arthouse is working to ensure that the opportunity to use the Project Space is open and equal to all. We acknowledge the structural barriers that can block people engaging in and creating art. In an effort to do more about this in our programme we will be allocating time in the year equally to different kinds of applications. The form now encourages you to tick as many of the following boxes that apply to you or your group: schools or community group, mid career or established artist, emerging or early career, student or graduate show, non white or BAME. This system will help us ensure that the programme on offer at Lewisham Arthouse reflects the diversity of our local community in Lewisham.
Our hire fee to use the Project Space is amongst the most affordable in London. Please see our terms and conditions (new link/doc) for full details. If you are a curator, artist or someone with an idea, please get in touch
*The Project Space is now fully booked for the rest of this year. We will be reopening applications on October 1st to find projects for our programme January – July 2020. Proposals will not be considered until after October 1st.*
Hire Fee – rates from October 2018 as follows:
1 week = £250
2 weeks = £400 (making it £200 per week)
3 weeks = £550 (making it £183 per week)
4 weeks = £680 (making it £170 per week)
Pls Note: charities, schools and non profit organisations are entitled to 25% discount.
Send your applications to:
140 Lewisham Way
London SE14 6PD