Green Arcola Gallery is a platform for visual artists engaging with sustainability. The theatre foyer will host a series of bi-monthly exhibitions, offering young and emerging artists the opportunity to show work and specially created commissions.
With this new programme, Arcola aims to extend its long-standing practice of working with artists to engage cultural audiences, and showcase the diverse ways contemporary visual arts address issues of science, sustainable design and climate change.
For this second exhibition, Green Arcola Gallery welcomes Jessica Bryant, whose work celebrates geologic forces and dimensions of time. Bryant collects materials that carry stories, memories and references to multiple strata of history. She has wandered around Sussex, along the cliffs that Turner and Constable immortalized, to gather chalk with which she creates installations.
Her new installation for Green Arcola Gallery, Repair, reconstructs a dynamic mineralogical system and exposes the interconnectedness of its heterogeneous materials. On Japanese Kozo paper made by cooking the bark of a bush, white chalk from Rottingdean in East Sussex is mixed with red chalk from Hunstanton in Norfolk.
Jessica Bryant is currently completing a BA in Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art, where she was awarded the Environmental and Sustainability Award in 2013. He work has been exhibited at Matthews Yard, Tooting Market, The Science Museum, The Royal Academy of Arts.
Green Arcola Gallery is curated by Stéphane Verlet-Bottéro, with the support of the Green Arcola team.
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