In a desire to reconnect with nature, Ellie Davies (b. 1976) collages together photographs of rich forestry and the night sky. In Stars (2014-2015), she recontextualises images captured by the Hubble telescope by layering them over scenic landscapes. Ancient areas of trees are interspersed with images of the Milky Way, Omega Centauri, the Norma Cluster and embryonic stars. This mixture of dense greenery with sparkling lights creates a mystical aura, celebrating the captivating beauty inherent in the organic arena. The positioning of the stars in clearings draws the viewer into each image. Each work reflects a link between the woodland space and the intangible and unknown universe, which, in turn, encapsulates Davies’ s own feelings of detachment when in a natural setting. The artist is attracted by the wonder of the forest, but is alienated by its fundamental otherness, separating her from a truly immersive relationship with the natural world. www.elliedavies.co.uk.
Interview with Richard Heslop, The Raft of the Medusa, Film London
Artist Richard Heslop has created a film in response to a radio play by Simon Armitage. Entitled The Raft of the Medusa the project is a commission from Film London Artists' Moving Image Network.
Art Basel's fifth Hong Kong edition welcomes 242 galleries to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 23 March to 25 March.
Sarah Gillespie : A Love As Old As Water, Beaux Arts, London
Sarah Gillespie’s works on paper depict, in simple ink and charcoal, ghostly landscapes and images of flora and fauna reminiscent of photograms, heavily saturated photographs or even paintings.
5 To See This Weekend
The work of Ian Hamilton Finlay is ensconced at the Victoria Miro in London, and across the city at David Zwirner, the provocative and playful exhibition Black Mould continues to intrigue the public.
5 To See This Weekend
With Wimbledon well underway, there is a plethora of art and culture to seek out in London this weekend when the tennis all gets too much. Opera Gallery showcases powerful fashion photography in London.
Interview with Future Now Symposium Speaker Dr Alistair Payne, The Glasgow School of Art
Dr Alistair Payne, Head of the School of Fine Art, The Glasgow School of Art offers a new perspective on the potential of painting in the modern age, highlighting its current interdisciplinary status at the Future Now Symposium later this month.