9 FEB – 18 MAY 2011
COLLYER BRISTOW GALLERY
Curated by Day+Gluckman
Artists: GL Brierley, Sam Douglas, Katayoun Dowlatshahi, Edwina Fitzpatrick, Reece Jones, Rob Kesseler, Chinwook Kim, Alastair Mackie, Mark Wright
BANNER IMAGE: Chinwook Kim
“We enjoy being out in nature so much because it has no opinion about us.” Nietzsche
“We enjoy being out in nature so much because it has no opinion about us.”
‘Thus spoke’ Nietzsche; the idea that nature is neutral and non-judgmental rubs against our constant need to anthropomorphise the world around us – talking to trees, the spooky presence of a forest, the woods in a child’s fairy tale. Nature is at once a playground of innocence, a place of unapologetic life and death, and also, as witnessed in a recent flux of international tragedies, a place beyond human control.
The artists selected for this exhibition use nature as their source material to describe the actual or imagined world around them. The psychological impact of nature upon them as individuals or their exploration of a more general Man and Nature, is realised through a range of media and content: from the scientific to the sublime.
Mark Wright & installation