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THE GRASS GROWS OVER THE CITY A journey into the actual, proposed and imagined developments of built and natural environments. Taking on the changing forms of human intervention in the landscape. With an understanding that even the most solid imposing architectural structures of the city have a fragile grasp on permanence, embodied by the quote:

“Grass will grow over your cities the grass and then another city, the grass and then another city�. (Cyprien Gaillard quoting Isaiah in Art World isssue 6)


THE GRASS GROWS OVER THE CITY Throughout history great cities and civilizations have been built and thrived and have then fallen into ruin or disuse. There are periods of great industry, politics, philosophy, art and architecture and there are the middle ages. There is an ebb and flow to the progress of humanity. Following the great changes of the 20th century and our growing understanding of the need for environmental sustainability it is the time for art to reflect upon our place in the history of progress. The artists proposed for this exhibition each deal with this balance between the natural and human construct in their own different ways. Essentially this a landscape exhibition, but it’s landscapes are not representations of existing environments they are contemplations of the flux of human civilization, which look both forward and back through time.

A Plan Projects is a new artist lead initiative. The aim of which is to encourage collaborative practice, and build new dialogues between artists.


Artist profiles:Hannah Turner Duffin

Great Plains

Hannah Turner- Duffin’s works are landscape confabulations. Imagined plains are collated with found images creating situations somewhere between nature, our own reality or dreamland. Working with paint, etching, or drawing facts are inked in and emerge as a mental space, a pixelated flashback or static daydream.


Shan Hur

Shan Hur looks carefully at closed shops and construction sites in the city. Finding scenes of change and flux, and the debris of progress. Interesting because they temporarily sidestep into silence and incompleteness, revealing something in the gap.


Louise Thomas

For the Sake of Preservation

Louise Thomas paints landscapes and interiors which exist somewhere in between the past, present and potential future. She creates majestic, excessive environments where architecture intended to impress it’s power, strength and purpose begins to reveal the fading signs of human caprice. Lament and testament, paint the edifices that men leave behind, solid and passionate, they capture the silence that surrounds both the ruin and its maker.


James Pimperton

James Pimperton’ s intricate paintings and drawings draw from art history to create landscapes which defy the classical dimensional boundaries. His works illustrate moments of transformation; where representational passages of the painting seem to be eroded, consumed, processed or deconstructed, their state changing to abstract forms or into the material paint from which they are formed. This cyclical process of creation, manipulation, transformation and regeneration is one evident across nature, culture and self-referentially the creative practice of painting itself.


Lise Hovesen Lise Hovesen’s work often explores the histories of particular landscapes, most recently the fall out zone at Chernobyl. However it is not the facts of history which are her primary concern. Utilising the language of museum and artifact, her work reflects on the progress of human civilisation from its current stage - the commercial.

Hunting, Pastoral, Agricultural, Commercial


Luke Johnson

Luke Johnson paints landscapes which fall just on the figurative side of abstract, and yet have a quality of clarity which identify them as direct representation. The places he creates are not organic topographies they are geographic manifestations of human experience.


HANNAH TURNER DUFFIN EDUCATION

2001-2002 Art Foundation City of Bath College 2004-2007 BA Fine Art University College Falmouth 2008-2009 Post Graduate Drawing Year, The Prince’s Drawing School, London. EXHIBITIONS 2010: Ingelside Arts Festival Idle Women Hive Projects Whitechapel 2009: The Prince’s Drawing School 2007: Falmouth Degree Show, University College Falmouth 2006: Level 2 Poly Falmouth AWARDS Prince’s Trust Bursary ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SHAH HUR EDUCATION

2010 MFA Slade School of Fine Art 2007 BFA Sculpture Seoul National University Exhibitions

2010:

2009: 2007:

‘ Present from the past’ Korean Cultural Centre London, UK MFA Degree Show, Slade ‘4482’Bargehouse, London Artist in Residence HEALS, London Make it, Print it Pack it Ship it, Tottenham Court Road, London Cross Fields, Kerean Cultural Centre, London BFA Degree Show, Seoul National University

Awards

2009: 2007:

Group Residency based around Kurt Schwitters Merzbam Brighton University Art faculty Prize


LOUISE THOMAS Education 2007:

BA Fine Art, University College Falmouth

2004:

Art Foundation, Kingston University

Current Exhibition 2010:

The Florence Trust, St. Saviours Aberdeen Park

Past Solo Exhibitions: 2010: 2007:

"Everybody is a Lake" BISCHOFF/WEISS, London Ferdynand Zweig Scholarship, Poly Arts Center, Cornwall

Selected Group Exhibitions 2010:

Ingleside Arts Festival, Oxfordshire Idle Women, T1 2 Gallery HIVE projects

2009:

Art Brussels, BISCHOFF/WEISS, London One Can Often be Thwarted by Some Antidisestablishmentarianism, Primo Alonso, London

2008:

Louise Thomas, James Fisher & James Pimperton, Campden Gallery, Gloucestershire, UK Zoo Art Fair, BISCHOFF/WEISS, London Kapellmeister Pulls a Doozy, Seven Seven Contemporary, curated by Richard Meaghan, London Interiors, 10g Gallery, New York Sunspot Mirage, BISCHOFF/WEISS, London Sweet Monument, The Sassoon Gallery, Peckham Rye

2007:

Concrete Hole You Clench my Soul, PZ Gallery, self-curated, Penzance Second X-Posure, Revolver, PZ Gallery, curated by Jesse Leroy Smith and Volker Stox, Penzance New Sensations, Truman Brewery/Brick Lane, organized by the Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4, London Sunrise with Sea Monsters, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London Falmouth Graduate Show, Woodlane Campus, Falmouth, Cornwall

2006:

Shelflife, The Gallery, curated by Jonathan Stubbs and the artist, Surrey


Residencies and Awards 2010:

NES Artist Residency (October 2010)

2009:

Florence Trust Residency, London (August 2009 -July 2010)

2007:

Celeste Painting Prize (Shortlisted, Artists Category) 4 New Sensations (Shortlisted), organized by the Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4

2006:

Ferdynand Zweig Memorial Travel Scholarship

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------JAMES PIMPERTON EXHIBITIONS ] 2010: 2008: 2007:

Figments with Pigments, Solo Show, Campden Gallery James Pimperton Solo Show, Campden Gallery Revolver Art Cornwall, PZ Gallery Penzance Summer Exhibition, Campden Gallery Sunrise with Sea Monsters, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London

EDUCTATION First Class BA Hons Fine Art University College Falmouth Foundation Loughborough School of Art and Design -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------LISE HOVESEN EXHIBITIONS

2010 : 2009: 2008:

I.W. IDLE WOMEN, T1 + 2 GALLERY:THE HIVE, JANUARY PART II – OPENING 14TH FEBRUARY BUNKER PROJECT, DALSTON STATUES DIE TOO, CAR PARK, SOUTH KENSINGTON NORFOLK PAINTERS, NORWICH CASTLE MUSEUM MIDAS AWARD 2008, NEWLYN ART GALLERY ‘ECONOMY AND FRIVOLITY’ A PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLABORATION BETWEEN LISE HOVESEN AND TEMUJIN DORAN, EMBARK FERRY ART, KING HARRY FERRY, CORNWALL SUMMER SHOW, PUSHKIN HOUSE FLEET, TRINITY BUOY WHARF, LONDON


2007: 2006:

MEMBERS SHOW SELECTED BY GAVIN TURK, OUTPOST GALLERY, NORWICH LEVEL 2, FALMOUTH ARTS CENTRE THE WORKSHOP, NORWICH

EDUCATION

Princes Drawing School University College Falmouth

PDIP BA (Hons) Fine Art

2010 2006

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