Land, Light & Country Exhibition
Friday 9th March – Tuesday 3rd April 2018
Opening Event: Friday 9th March (6:30pm – 9:30pm)
Gallery 23, Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 8HQ
I am pleased to announce to share with you that I have been selected to take part in Land, Light & Country exhibition at gallery 23 in Edinburgh. Join me and other exhibiting artists on Friday 9th march from 6:30pm to celebrate the opening event and to see my latest painting on display.
About the Exhibition
The depiction of the natural world has fascinated artists since prehistoric times. Greek and Roman artists often depicted elaborate wall paintings of landscapes and garden-scapes in pleasure villas. In China’s late Tang dynasty, landscape painting had evolved into an independent genre that embodies a universal longing by the elite to commune with nature. However, the term ‘landscape’ didn’t come into general use until the 1600’s. Derived from the Dutch term landscape – it gradually developed into a popular genre in seventieth – century Holland for wealthy Calvinist patroons who desired paintings that described the beauty and spirituality of the world around them. By the second half of the 20th century, the concept of landscape was extended to incorporate the concepts of urban architecture and rise of industrial spaces. Likewise, the rise of nature photography has been used to document issues of conservation, environmentalism, and concepts of land use.
For our Spring 2018 exhibition, Gallery 23 welcomed artists of all medium to submit works that invite viewers to contemplate the ways in which we relate to the land we inhabit and explore ways we relate to our own physical environment.
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