• Green spaces: New paintings by Catherine Ferguson

Ferguson, Catherine, 2023, Show, Exhibition or Event, Green spaces: New paintings by Catherine Ferguson

Abstract or Description:

The paintings showing in Green Spaces were completed in the summer of 2023, when the highest ever global temperatures were recorded, and wildfires burned across Europe. Gaia is becoming overwhelmed . These pictures struggle with the question, what is art’s role in this? If painting creates models for seeing more clearly into the problems that concern us, then its lessons for the planet involve acknowledging material limits and limitations. Like the biophysical and metabolic limits of the Earth which induce invention out of constraints, the limit of paintings’ flat and bounded surface is also generative. Just as Gaia invites us to evolve through a closer involvement with her (as an alternative to continuing to project our interests and desires onto her surface) so painting invites us to evolve as we encounter sensations generated by her surface, beyond the projection of a painted image.

Green SpacesLondon02-08 Nov 2023One person show
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W120 Painting
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2024 14:16
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2024 14:16
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/5741
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