Royal West Academy Summer Show – Unnatural, Natural History
I’m incredibly proud to be part of this extraordinary exhibition at Bristol’s historic and beautiful RWA. Curated by Coates & Scarry, Unnatural, Natural History showcases thirty seven artists from 10 different countries in a show that revels in its other worldliness.
Unnatural – Natural History is an artistic exploration of an alternative world. It is a world where the dominant species are not human and natural objects are metamorphosed into unexpected and unnatural forms. A place in which genetic mutations and environmental pressure have altered the natural course of evolution.
Chippy Coates, one half of Coates and Scarry says “ We asked artists from around the world to explore the theme of “unnatural natural history” and the results are diverse and alluring. It’s a blend of innovative art, creative ideas and lateral thinking.”
There are many artists in the show whose work I have admired for some time and am delighted to now be exhibiting alongside. One I particularly would like to mention though is Kate MccGWire. Kate’s visceral and compelling sculptures captivated me some time ago. The manipulation of her materials to create such powerful emotional impact is remarkable and one I find inspiring. I am especially excited at the opportunity to show work alongside her.
I shall be exhibiting the installation Relics – bound and inscribed roe skulls – which Coates & Scarry have kindly described as “sublime and hauntingly beautiful”.
For a full list of all exhibiting artists, further show information and details of associated events please visit the RWA’s website
The Royal West Academy
14th July – 23rd September