A group exhibition of landscapes at Zuleika Gallery, Woodstock
20th November 2020 - 9th January 2021
Zuleika Gallery, Woodstock, is delighted to present Remote Lands a group exhibition presenting the work of 6 established international contemporary artists, each studying the phenomenal natural beauty of remote and isolated landscapes; from snowy mountains, to valleys, trees, rivers, and forests, explored through their respective disciplines of painting, printmaking, and ceramics. Artists include: Daniel Crawshaw, Emma Stibbon RA, Yasushi Yamabe, Rebecca Salter PRA, Jo Gorner and Nadine Bell.
British artist Daniel Crawshaw (b. 1967), is a painter intrigued by the fragile potential of mountains and is an obsessive gatherer of material. Walking in the peaks of Glamorgan, Wales or Northern Canada, he photographs and distills experiences into emotive paintings that reflect both the beauty and daunting isolation of nature and the elements, in varying scale. Crawshaw says,‘Through oil paint I hope to articulate lost moments common to us all and relish the possibility of transforming empty scenes into settings for others to occupy’.
Emma Stibbon RA (b. 1962) is a British artist born in Münster, Germany. Drawing is at the heart of Stibbon’s practice and she has travelled widely to some of the world's most isolated regions. Working from sketches and photographic records, Stibbon creates stark, monochrome works on paper that explore the effects of human intervention on natural phenomena and the fragility of existence. Stibbon observes ‘Despite their remoteness, many of the environments I work from are changing rapidly - as an artist I feel a sense of witness as this is happening in my lifetime.’
Born in Okayama and living in Kyoto, Japanese artist Yasushi Yamabe (b. 1958) creates energetic paintings of his surrounding landscape. Yamabe depicts movement through linear mark-making, creating visual fluidity as well as a sense of space and passing time. Yamabe says, “I express the horizon beyond the confrontation; Space and time appear and disappear. The perspectives are an interactive process with viewers; a vessel conjuring a new interpretation of the world.”
British abstract painter and printmaker, Rebecca Salter PRA (b. 1955), lives and works in London. In Salter’s work on paper, heavily detailed minimal abstraction places emphasis on the movement and subtleties of layered marks on the paper. Found at the intersection between Western and Japanese traditions, the layering of neutral tones imbues the work with an ethereal quality, and a tranquil response to nature.
Lancashire born Printmaker Jo Gorner’s practice starts in notebooks with drawing, writing and observations from walking. The central pivot of Gorner’s work is emotion and memory held within a language of place, landscape and the mapping of intimate geographical details. The landscape for the artist is a sentient place, an interface and a balancing system for self. Diminish is a series which captures an energetic rushing of breath, the fine tension of quietly observing and waiting as life ebbs. Scission and Incise emerged from ‘Fieldworks’, a commission for a ten acre field in the South Pennines. The work reflects the rhythm of the land threaded through with silent tracks, underground streams and the pattern of growth.
French born, London-based Ceramicist, Nadine Bell (b. 1961) is driven by a desire to reflect and interpret nature by creating one off organic often abstract shapes which evoke sensations and emotions. She predominantly works in porcelain and black clay using a range of firing techniques. In her work in Remote Lands, Bell has continued to explore the relationship between fragility and permanence, using paper porcelain due to its delicacy, fine textures and ethereal finish.
Daniel Crawshaw, born in Herefordshire, 1967, lives and works in London. Crawshaw holds a BA Hons Fine Art (Painting) Leicester Polythechnic 1987- 90. Recent solo exhibitions include 2018 New Paintings Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff. 2017 Glaslyn AMP, London. 2016 New Paintings Oriel Tegfryn Gallery, Anglesey. Selected group exhibitions include 2020 ING Discerning Eye. Derwent Art Prize. 2019 Border Country - The Sidney Nolan Trust. Crawshaw’s work is in the collection of The Gippsland Art Gallery - Victoria, Australia. Residencies include 2019 Elan Valley Trust – Rhayader, Powys, Wales. In 2012, Alpine National Park - Victoria, Australia - Wales Arts International. Snowdonia National Park - North Wales. - Arts Council of Wales.
Emma Stibbon RA, b. 1962, Münster, Germany, lives and works in Bristol. She studied Fine Art BA at Goldsmiths, University of London; and an MA in Research Fine Art, University of the West of England, Bristol. Stibbon’s work has been internationally exhibited, with recent solo shows at York Art Gallery, York and Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal (2019); Cristea Roberts Gallery, London (2019, 2017). Her work is held in numerous private and public collections including the Stadtmuseum, Berlin; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery; Pallant House Gallery, Chichester; the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon-Tyne; and Potsdam Museum. Residencies, including Project Pressure, Ecuador (2017); National Parks North Rim Residency, Grand Canyon (2017); Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Residency (2016) and Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut (2016). She was elected Royal Academician in 2013.
Yasushi Yamabe, b. 1958, lives in Kyoto Japan. Yamabe graduated in 1980 from the Graduate School of Kyoto City University of Arts. He attracted the attention as the representative artist of "Kansai New Wave", a movement similar to post-modernism that consists of new generation in the Japanese Kansai area. Recent solo exhibitions include Gallery Q, Tokyo, Japan, 2019, LADS Gallery Osaka Japan, 2020, Yasushi Yamabe - Metamorphosis of Painting, Nagi Museum of Contemporary Art, Okayama, Japan, 2008. Recent group exhibitions include The Kyoto City Kyocera Museum of Art Inaugural Exhibition, 250 Years of Kyoto Art Masterpieces, From Edo to Today, 2020, and
Wabi Sabi Shima, Thalie Art Foundation, Brussels, Belgium, 2015.
Rebecca Salter, British, b.1955, is the President of the Royal Academy. She is the first woman in the over 250 years of the institution's history to become elected President. Salter was elected Royal Academician in 2014 and Keeper of the Royal Academy Schools in 2017. She lives and works in London. In the 1970s, after graduating from the Bristol Polytechnic as a ceramicist, Salter moved to Japan to study at the Kyoto City University of the Arts. Recent solo exhibitions include Gallery Rin, Tokyo, Japan, 2019, Art Office Ozasa, Kyoto, Japan, 2019, Multiple Thoughts Artists Make Prints, The Keeper's House, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, 2018. Salter has had a number of architectural commissions including Guy’s Hospital and St George’s Hospital. Residencies include Lofoten in Norway and Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut. In 2011, Salter had a major retrospective at the Yale Center for British Art: into the light of things 1981-2010.
British artist Jo Gorner, b.1961, graduated from the Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford in 1982. Shortly after she was appointed co-ordinator of the Oxford Printmaking Workshop and until 2003 she supported her work through teaching, lecturing and arts management. In 1994 she completed her MA in Fine Art at Manchester Metropolitan University, and she is now based at Dean Clough arts centre in Halifax. Jo has exhibited widely over the years and has work in many public and private collections. Solo exhibitions include Flowers Graphics in January 2006 and a two person show with the photographer, Paul Kenny at Gallery Oldham in Spring 2006.
Nadine Bell, b. 1961 originates from the mountains of the Vosges in Eastern France, she lives and works in London. After spending years studying and perfecting her practice as a professional massage therapist she transferred her energy from muscles to clay, moving the magic of massage to that of ceramics. Nadine's work is in several collections and she has exhibited in galleries in London including Crystal Palace Artists Open Studio, 2019, Abstract Allies, Zuleika Gallery, London, 2019.
About Zuleika Gallery
Zuleika Gallery was founded in Oxford in 2015 by Lizzie Collins and focuses on Contemporary and Modern British Art. Artists represented by the gallery include Trevor Sutton, Manijeh Yadegar, Andy Barker, Rachel Gracey, Claudia Clare and Frances Aviva Blane. Lizzie Collins is History of Art graduate of UCL, and a postgraduate of the Courtauld Institute in London. Lizzie was a director and auctioneer at Bonhams, and a specialist at Christie’s in 20th Century British Art, before founding Zuleika Gallery. In 2016 Lizzie set up the art programme for Saïd Business School, University of Oxford where she has curated exhibitions by Nigel Hall RA, Nicola Green and Alice Kettle.
The exhibition will open firstly online from 19th November 2020, whilst the gallery in Woodstock is temporarily closed during lockdown. The exhibition will open physically following the government guidelines, from 2nd December. Announcements will be shared on the gallery website and social media. When visiting the gallery please observe social distancing and wear a mask. An appointment booking system will be live at the website when the exhibition can open at the gallery in Woodstock. Our COVID-19 Policy is available to read on the website.
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