Reframing the Landscape

Display: 16 January - 14 March 2015

This display of works from the Lakeland Arts collections creates a link space between the Boyle Family: Contemporary Archaeology and Memorius Earth: A Longitudinal Study exhibitions and focuses on artists who, like Boyle Family, Richard Skelton and Autumn Richardson, reject the traditional ‘picturesque’ framing of the landscape in favour of a scientific, research-based, or psychological approach to their environment. Whether it be John Ruskin’s brilliantly intricate study of a rock in Chamouni: Rocks and Vegetation (1854) with its focus on texture (not dissimilar from one of Boyle Family’s earth studies), Hughie O’ Donoghue’s psychologically-charged A Moment’s Liberty I (2012) or explorer Edward Wilson’s beautifully-rendered watercolours of the Antarctic, whose proportions Captain Scott tested ‘by actual angular measurement and found them correct’, these works reorient our perception of the landscape.

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  • Edward Wilson

 

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