Confines and Mutations

Lax, A (2008) Confines and Mutations. Stroud Valleys Artspace, Stroud, UK, 29 February - 15 March 2008.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Lax, A
Abstract: Aimee Lax, winner of the Site07 Darbyshire Award will be showing Confines and Mutations;a body of new work that investigates the experience of what she terms ‘artificial nature’, focusing in particular on the botanical. Her new sculpture questions the values that we project onto nature. This is the first opportunity to view her new work that has been realised with funds from the Award, and will be presented at the Stroud Valleys Artspace’s recently refurbished building in the centre of Stroud. In this exhibition Lax explores themes of attraction/repulsion, familiar/unfamiliar and the fear of other-wordliness by examining the conventions of display with which human culture frames the natural world. She uses the combinations of colour, pattern and materials such as ceramic, acrylic glass and concrete to examine these themes. In doing so she presents a reflection on the contemporary situation of the relationship between nature and culture. “I am captivated by our present day experiences of nature as well as of what we might see in another lifetime and another place. The truth is, that nature is being artificially adapted, apparently without limits.”
Official URL: https://legacy.sva.org.uk/programme/2008/lax.html
Date: 29 February 2008
Funders: Darbyshire Award
Event Location: Stroud Valleys Artspace, Stroud, UK
Divisions: Bath School of Art
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2021 11:08
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2021 11:08
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