The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, November 18, 2018


The Fine Art Society presents Anthropocene, an exhibition of works by Angela Palmer and Janet Laurence
Janet Laurence, Coral Collapse II.


LONDON.- Anthropocene (from the Greek anthropo – ‘man’, and cene –‘new’) is the name used to denote the proposed new geological era due to supersede the current Holocene epoch as a formal scientific recognition of the prevailing and irrevocable impact of human life on earth.

Both artists share an interest in the changing face of the environment and humanity’s effect on the planet and present, shown alongside each other for the first time, works reflecting this everpressing issue.

Angela Palmer is a recognised Scottish artist whose work explores the notion of ‘mapping’. She has worked with subjects as diverse as the internal architecture of the human brain and the wider geography of the planet.

To mark the advent of the Anthropocene, Palmer has created a 'spine' of rocks, sourced from the length and breadth of Britain, allowing us to take a 3000 million year walk through our nation’s geological history. The artist’s sculptural timeline starts with the most ancient 3 billion year old rocks found in North West Scotland and span every geological period up to the Ice Age. Through the sequence of rocks, we are propelled from our country’s origin in the Southern Hemisphere - where Scotland and Northern Ireland were separated from England and Wales by the Iapatus Ocean - to our merging as a nation as we slowly drifted northwards, across the Equator, and towards our current location in the Northern Hemisphere.


The rocks have been polished on one side - exposing for the first time the magnificent 'underbelly' of Britain in a complete geological sequence - while on the reverse the stones have been left rough, as we may encounter them in the landscape today. The final, 17th element represents the Anthropocene, a ‘rock-like’ sculpture created by Palmer in mirror polished steel, to reflect the onlooker.

Janet Laurence is a renowned Australian installation artist and photographer, whose work examines the impact of mankind on the threatened natural world. Laurence is in residence in Paris for the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) where she presents Deep Breathing, a body of work that relates to the impact of human activity on the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef, looking at the consequences of global warming and human activity on the marine world. The work is comprised of an installation currently located at the entrance of Grande Galerie de l’Evolution at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, an accompanying video displayed at the Tropical Aquarium of Palais de la Porte Dorée, and photographs and collages to be presented at The Fine Art Society.

Angela Palmer (b. 1957) was born in Scotland and based in Oxford. The artist studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford and the Royal College of Art in London. Her work is found in a number of prominent private collections including Renault Art Collection, H.H Sheikha Salama Hamden Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi, Welcome Trust, Lawrence Graff Royal Bank of Scotland and The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Angela has executed a number of significant public and corporate installations including Brain of the Artist, National Portrait Gallery of Scotland (2014), Searching for Goldilocks, Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Washington (2013), Egyptian Child Mummy, The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (2012), and Ghost Forest, exhibited in Trafalgar Square, London, Oxford and Copenhagen (2012). Future exhibitions include From Rembrandt to the Selfie at the National Portrait Gallery of Scotland and Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, 2016.

Janet Laurence (b.1947) lives and works in Sydney Australia. Laurence exhibits internationally with recent shows in Sydney, Hong Kong and London and has been represented widely in major curated and survey exhibitions including After Eden, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney (2012); Negotiating This World (2012) in recent years. She has executed a number of significant commissioned works including The Australian War Memorial (in collaboration with TZG Architects), Hyde Park, London; Tarkine for a World in Need of Wilderness Macquarie Bank, London, In the Shadow, Sydney 2000 Olympic Park; Waterveil, CH2 Building for Melbourne City Council, Elixir, and Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Japan. Her work is housed in collections such as National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; AGNSW, Sydney; NGV, Melbourne; QAG, Brisbane; AGSA, Adelaide; Artbank Australia Macquarie Bank Collection, Kunstwerk Summlung Klein, Germany. Her work is also in a number of universities, corporate and private collections nationally and internationally. Future exhibitions include Novartis Campus: Sculpture and Medicinal Garden, Sydney (2016) and Inside the Flower, IGA, Berlin (2017).





Today's News

November 19, 2015

Heather James Fine Art opens 2015-2016 season with exhibition of works by Pablo Picasso

Auction of African-American fine art is Swann Galleries' strongest offering in category to date

Artcurial announces Impressionist & Modern Art Sale including 20 works from Tino Rossi's collection

Sotheby's to offer the collection of the late John Winter, former Director of Sotheby's London

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection celebrates fiftieth anniversary of gift agreement

Newark Museum acquires large-scale Abstract painting "Untitled, 1953" by Norman Lewis

Superman and Fab Four join forces in Hake's estimate-smashing $1.1M pop culture auction

Bonhams to offer Tiffany leaded glass lamps from a prominent American collection

Artpace San Antonio introduces 2015 fall international artist-in-residence program

Victoria and Albert Museum unveils festive light installation by Sarthak and Sahil

Photography exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art highlights African American experience

"The Nude in the XX and XXI century" curated by Jane Neal opens at Sotheby's S/2 London

Interior Design: Second solo show by Simon Evans on view at Galeria Fortes Vilaça

Exhibition of paintings and drawings by Shaun Ellison opens at Anna Zorina Gallery

Artsper.com closes second fundraising campaign for a total of 1.2 million euros

New exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art: Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec's 17 Screens

Artists to speak at the Newcomb Art Museum about working outside the mainstream

Spink to sell a collection of Polish rarities in Winter Coin Auction

Record-setting American Art hits $4.2+ million at Heritage Auctions

Vija Celmins' first solo exhibition in Austria opens at the Secession

Santa Barbara Museum of Art presents Peter Halley's first solo museum exhibition in the western U.S.

Nazgol Ansarinia's first solo show in Dubai opens at Green Art Gallery

The Fine Art Society presents Anthropocene, an exhibition of works by Angela Palmer and Janet Laurence

Exhibition of new works by Gil Heitor Cortesão and Daniel Rich on view at Carbon 12

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- TEFAF New York Fall 2018 opens to strong attendance and robust sales

2.- Christie's announces auction of Magnificent Jewels and the concurrent Jewels Online Auction

3.- French court finds Jeff Koons guilty of plagiarism

4.- Papers of the exiled Stuart kings published online for the first time

5.- New exhibition explores relationship between British and Russian royal dynasties

6.- Wes Anderson presents box of 'treasures' from Viennese vaults

7.- Bonhams and Turner Classic Movies present...The Dark Side of Hollywood

8.- Hopper, de Kooning, Gorky and Stella hit new auction records in New York

9.- Old Master? Cave paintings from 40,000 years ago are world's earliest figurative art

10.- Cat mummies, animal statues discovered in Egypt sarcophagi



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 
Check out Casinostoplay.com for a range of beautifully designed online slot games.

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful