The Lore of the Land – 30th April – 30th May 2018

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TOBY BOUNDY / FRANCES BURDEN / ANDREW CHILD / BEN CLARKE / HAYDN COTTAM / LOUISE CRABB / SACHA CRADDOCK / LIZ DAVIS / PETER DOIG / SIMONE DOIG / BEN EDGE / ANN FARLEY / PAUL HAMLYN / DAVID HARRISON / ED HILL / NICKY HOBERMAN / PATRICIA JORDAN / ISAAC JULIEN CBE RA / ABIGAIL LANE / GAVIN LOCKHEART / VANESSA MITTER / CORNELIA O’DONOVAN / SUE ONLEY / PAIGE PERKINS / KEITH POINTING / DANNY ROLPH / AMBER ROWLANDS / ANNE RYAN / ROSS TAYLOR / GEORGE YOUNG

Pictured: Blue Owl in Green Wood David Harrison, Persephone Vanessa Mitter and By the River Sue Onley

 

The Lore of the Land is a mixed exhibition of some of the most prestigious and exciting contemporary artists in the UK today. It is a collaboration between London artist David Harrison and Churchgate Gallery.

As curator, David has selected artists and invited them to respond to the title ‘The Lore of the Land’. Their Interpretation’s range from folklore, the land, legends and myths to landscapes; urban or bucolic, threatening or seductive.

The exhibition brings together 30 contemporary artists including Peter Doig, one of the most renowned living figurative painters, filmmaker and installation artist, Isaac Julien CBE (who has recently been elected as an Royal Academician), Sacha Craddock and Abigail Lane amongst others. Also included in the show are some of the West Country artists represented by Churchgate Gallery.

Harrison’s own paintings and sculptures, which are also be in the exhibition, draw on a rich vocabulary of myth, history and symbol to present an acutely observed, emphatically contemporary world where the natural and supernatural go hand in hand.

‘The Lore of the Land’ is an exciting and unusual exhibition, bringing work at the cutting edge of contemporary art to Porlock.

Open from Monday April 30th – 30th May, Monday – Saturday 10.30pm – 5.30pm

 

Installation Views – Click to Enlarge

Click here to see more of the work in ‘The Lore of the Land’

Beach George Young and Owl Pot Anne Ryan

Berlin 1980s 1 Anne Ryan

Onyx Cave (Stones Against Diamonds)  Isaac Julien CBE RA

Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London, Private Collection
© Isaac Julien

The Spring Equinox Ben Edge

Seashells and Dancing Anne Ryan

Scenic Route Abigail Lane

On the Surface Haydn Cottam

Manifest Toby Boundy

Fossil Pot, Flowers and Moon Anne Ryan

Wonders of Skiing Peter Doig

Tinkerbell Nicky Hoberman, Untitled Andrew Child

Liz Davis, Vanessa Mitter and Cornelia O’Donovan

Tether Cornelia O’Donovan

Pony Person Keith Pointing, Scenic Route Abigail Lane

Clamouring Women Anne Ryan

Oak Pot Anne Ryan

Saint Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe Amber Rowlands

Bitch Vanessa Mitter
Smockington Hollow Paige Perkins

Flora and Fauna David Harrison

Exhumed Demon Andrew Child

On Fertile Ground (Ghosts) Vanessa Mitter

Albino Pigeon and Pigeon I Louise Crabb

Untitled Anne Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

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