Turns on the Tarmac at Sid Motion Gallery, with Nick Jensen and Joanne Hummel-Newell
The exhibition title is taken from one of Nick Jensen’s new paintings but also refers to the way in which all the artists in the exhibition use painting and collage to convey their personal experiences of landscape in an abstract sense. The three artists are influenced by their urban surroundings – it is this more metropolitan slant on conventional landscape painting that the exhibition aims to explore.
While pointing towards the physicality of gesture, movement and texture, the title nods to the more painterly aspects of the medium of collage. The continual rearrangement of forms within collage gives these works a sense of constant activity. The surfaces are always shifting, with new decisions being informed by the traces of previous ones.
Driven by the instantaneous and forever changing concerns of consciousness, the effect of all the works in the exhibition compile a live map; where new terrain emerges against the disintegration of the old. The outcome is a balance between something delicate and graphic, yet refers to human habits and social behaviour.