The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, May 26, 2019


Towner Art Gallery opens a new exhibition by Jessica Warboys
Body Sleep by Jessica Warboys, 2017.


EASTBOURNE.- Towner Art Gallery is presenting ECHOGAP, a new exhibition by Jessica Warboys reaching from Birling Gap in Sussex to Parikkala on the Finland-Russia border. Viewed as a multi-layered shifting tableaux, ECHOGAP situates a ‘landscape’ of specially commissioned sea paintings across the gallery, which act as a landscape for a poetic orchestration of sound, light, film and sculptural works.

Sea Painting, Birling Gap, 2017 was made on the shoreline of a beach overlooked by white chalk cliffs near Eastbourne. Warboys created the paintings by casting pigment onto lengths of raw canvas that were submerged and pulled from the sea, producing vivid swathes of colour that echo the water’s ebb and flow. The ‘painted’ canvas functions as a record of her collaboration with the landscape and acts as a context to sculptures and films referencing the artist’s interest in performance, ritual and the physical and psychic dynamics that give a landscape its shape and meaning.

These dynamics continue in Warboys' new film Body Sleep, (2017) which was filmed in Parikkala Sculpture Park in Finland. The Park took almost 50 years to build and is the lifetime project of artist Veijo Rönkkönen (1942-2010). Warboys' film is a meditation on Rönkkönen's strange figures, caught in time, yet both dynamic energetic and petrified. Through nesting moss a mass of limbs are gradually being consumed by nature. These embedded energies mixed with an eerie sense of death and decay are the source for Warboys' use of layering paint and sculptural forms within the frame of the film. As the sea painting acts as a vista amongst sculptural works, the filmic image of the park becomes the stage for new imaginings and uncanny abstractions.

The soundtrack to ECHOGAP is a new work by Morten Norbye Halvorsen in which rows of spotlights are synched with sound creating an expanded perception of the space.

Jessica Warboys (1977, Wales) studied at Falmouth College of Arts and Slade School of Art, London. Warboys lives between Suffolk and Berlin where she works with film, painting and sculpture. She participated in dOCUMENTA 13, 2012, and further afield the 9ª Bienal do Mercosul Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2013. More recently she has exhibited at Gaudel de Stampa, Paris, State of Concept, Athens and 1857, Oslo, 2015. In 2016 exhibitions included Kunstverein, Amsterdam, Casa Massaccio, Italy, Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway and the British Art Show 8, and in 2017 she had a solo exhibition at the Tate St Ives, Cornwall.





Today's News

October 23, 2017

Major exhibition of prints, paintings and drawings by Rembrandt opens in Norwich

Detroit Institute of Arts opens two major painting exhibitions

Einstein's theory of happy living emerges in Tokyo note

Duchamp's moustachioed Mona Lisa sells for $750,000

Exhibition at Aurel Scheibler focuses on Alice Neel's social and political commitment

Exhibition presents new research into the art history of religions

Sotheby's to offer Sir Winston Churchill's final painting

Reel Art Press publishes a complete retrospective of Neal Preston's incredible career

New York-based artist Daniel Arsham opens exhibition at Perrotin in Paris

Mitchell-Innes & Nash opens exhibition of works by conceptual artist Mary Kelly

Marc Straus announces inaugural solo exhibition of American sculptor Jeanne Silverthorne

Modernist works from the Herbert Read Collection to be offered at Bonhams

Christie's New York announces highlights from its sales series: Fall Classics

Elizabeth Houston Gallery opens exhibition of works by Melanie Willhide

28 contemporary artists explore and challenge Öyvind Fahlström's ideas in exhibition at Moderna Museet

University of Richmond Museums opens two new Japanese exhibitions

Gardiner Museum presents major retrospective of work by acclaimed Canadian artist Steven Heinemann

Two veteran WWII vehicles for sale with H&H Classics at Duxford Imperial War Museum

Romanov material and luxurious taste prevail at Freeman's

Towner Art Gallery opens a new exhibition by Jessica Warboys

Tiffany Studios floor lamp with Magnolia shade should bring $300,000-$600,000 at auction

Museum Folkwang opens a large solo exhibition of works by the Swiss artist Balthasar Burkhard

Frances Glessner Lee and the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death opens at the Renwick Gallery

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Christie's to highlight several private collections in Jewellery sale

2.- Mystery of 'Salvator Mundi', the world's most costly painting

3.- High prices and world records achieved at Old Masters auction

4.- Newly identified Leonardo portrait on show in London

5.- Rare Edouard Cortes painting appears at Rehs Galleries after 114 years

6.- Understanding Jewellery: The definitive jewellery app

7.- Academy Art Museum offers only East Coast Richard Diebenkorn exhibition

8.- Egypt uncovers Old Kingdom cemetery containing colourful wooden coffins

9.- Garry Winogrand: Color is the first exhibition dedicated to the artist's rarely seen color photographs

10.- Sotheby's welcomes visitors to their newly-expanded & reimagined galleries



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, .

 

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