‘Earthland’ / Gareth Edwards / Jill George Gallery
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The Gallery is delighted to announce the forthcoming exhibition of new work by Gareth Edwards.
This is his fourth solo show with the Gallery.
The new paintings are concerning his reaction to the Earth, whilst being inspired from the dramatic landscapes and seascapes of West Cornwall, where he lives and works.
Also included in the exhibition are a series of paintings on paper depicting single trees taken from each Season. These are being launched at the British Art Fair at Saatchi Gallery from 29 September to 2 October, Stand 33.
“Throughout Jaquetta Hawkes’ book , “A Land ” published in 1951 she insists on perceiving the land , the science of the earth and the forms of a nation’s geology as extensions of her body and mind in an almost ecstatic embrace.
Robert McCartney picks up this passionate and poetic combination of phenomenology and geology in his ground -breaking essays in Landmarks and The Old Ways . My understanding of Gernot Bohn’s Aesthetics of Atmospheres also adds a phenomenological weight to perceiving forms and space . Not just of the land though, but also includes the atmospheres surrounding the earth’s architectures.
To use the phrase EARTHLAND as the title for this new collection of paintings is to borrow a chapter heading from McFarlane’s Landmarks and I like to think that it has the poetic heft and quality of allusion that I feel about this land across which I walk, cycle and swim. Moors and rivers and estuaries and fields and seas for ever, my body, my mind, our bodies, our minds , our land , EARTHLAND” .
Gareth Edwards, 2022
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