Private View 17th September from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Collectors’ Reception 25th September from 6:30 to 8:30pm
RSVP to Stuart Evans at [email protected]
The Place Downstairs is pleased to host Jungle Snow, a solo exhibition of new paintings and monotypes by visual artist Tamsin Relly. Jungle Snow reflects on the increasingly disrupted weather conditions of a shifting global climate and explores notions of wilderness, erased or constructed for industry or leisure.
Relly draws on first hand observations from diverse locations including the fabricated oasis of Las Vegas and the depletion of surrounding water sources, rising coastal shorelines and displaced wildlife in zoos. She works with the fluid and unpredictable qualities of her materials and processes to present impressions of both urban and natural environments in states of uncertainty and contradiction.
Jungle Snow introduces two mediums new to Relly’s practice, both of which emphasize the relationship between mark making and surface. The paintings are made with water soluble oil applied onto gessso-primed aluminium, the monotypes by painting directly onto a clear acrylic plate which is then run through a press to produce a unique image on paper.
South African born, Relly currently lives and works in London, where she completed her Masters in Fine Art at City & Guilds of London Art School in 2011. She has exhibited widely in the United Kingdom and South Africa and her work is included in numerous private and corporate collections locally and abroad. In October this year, she joins a two week expeditionary residency programme on board a ship in the Svalbard region of the Arctic Circle.
With thanks to John Jones for their support with framing and artists’ surfaces.
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