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
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
Beach George Young and Owl Pot 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
World of Difference Paul Hamlyn, Life Cycle Keith Pointing
Scenic Route Abigail Lane
On the Surface Haydn Cottam
Juvenile Tawny Owl Patricia Jordan
Tabbed Parallelogram Andrew Child
Manifest Toby Boundy
Fossil Pot, Flowers and Moon Anne Ryan
Wonders of Skiing Peter Doig
Tether Cornelia O’Donovan
Clamouring Women Anne Ryan
Gore’s Island Gavin Lockheart
Hare with Tongue Sticking Out Ed Hill
Blue Owl in Green Wood David Harrison
Hawthorn Coffin Liz Davis
Saint Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe Amber Rowlands
La Diablesse Simone Doig
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
Aleister Crowley Ben Edge