Exhibition Private View: Solitudes and Seasons

10 January 2019, 18:00 - 21:00

Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge

Exhibition reception for 'Solitudes and Seasons'. Meet the artists, refreshments will be served, all welcome!

Solitudes and Seasons includes five painters and one filmmaker whose work deals with the eerie in the English landscape. It brings together different ideas of folklore, the unknown, the weird, science fiction or a sense of the supernatural.

Adam Scovell | Ben Walker | Mandy Hudson | Rhys Trussler | Robin Dixon | Sam Douglas

The British tradition of observing landscapes in the arts is so widespread as to be better described as an obsession.  Like all obsessions, a sense of darkness is easily intuited and embedded into the very grain of representations, whether they be rural, liminal or urban.  Instead of considering the popular and linear narrative of British arts as a continuous tradition of romantic pastoralism finding a pure, unquestioning sense of the land, a darker counter-tradition is now perceivable; one that is still active in the production of work and necessary in its addressing the continuing issues that prevail within the landscapes of England in particular. 

Read a Q&A with artist and exhibition curator Ben Walker