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Taking place at The Poly's Spring Gallery from Tuesday 8th to Saturday 12th June is a group exhibition by Cornwall-based artists Steven Buckler, Sarah McCartney and Phoebe Wild. They each make work that is very different from others, both in technique and subject, but it shares a common purpose; a response to the environment around them.
Steven’s work is about more than the landscape, it’s about the sense of being in it; about atmosphere, light and colour. The unseen lives taking place in it or that took place in it, and the remains and leftovers of these lives. His eye is caught by the things that don’t quite fit: how the sharp edges of the new rub up against the soft crumbling of the old. It’s as much about the things absent from the landscape as what’s there. His work is concerned with drawing and painting these bits of our landscape normally edited out of our perception and of our experience. Using ink, paint and paper, he looks to capture something of the still brooding silence that raises hairs, the melancholy isolation of the forgotten thing, the fizzing anticipation of approaching rain, or the earthy humidity left behind.
Sarah’s work reflects time spent in the natural world. She draws and collects objects, preserving, photographing and ordering them to be re-seen and rediscovered by others. Recent monotypes are studies of daily sea swims.
Phoebe has been exploring mountainous landscapes in the UK and
Switzerland through walking, drawing and painting. The works in this show are
studies from her two-month residency in Switzerland in 2020.
Where The Land Meets The Sea: Tuesday 8th June to Saturday 12th June.
Gallery open 10am – 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday.
Social distancing measures are still in place – please wear a face covering and sanitise your hands on arrival.