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Ground Clearance.

Snell, R (2001) Ground Clearance. Venue: Vertigo Gallery, 62 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3QR.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Snell, R
Date: 15 November 2001
Event Location: Venue: Vertigo Gallery, 62 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3QR
Number of Pieces: 7
Additional Information:

Opening Date: 2001-Nov-15
Closing Date: 2001-Dec-11
Ground Clearance was a solo exhibition held at the Vertigo Gallery in London in 2001. I exhibited seven paintings and three sculptures. The images from these large-scale paintings depicted military machinery and installations within a landscape or seascape. These works followed on from previous research but became more confrontational than previous paintings, leaving the viewer little respite or comfort from the surrounding countryside. The sculptures were of a similar nature, made from 'Airfix' kits of military machines enclosed in Perspex boxes. The images for these works were taken from a variety of different sources, including news footage, war films, military books and my own photographs. Although this may seem a strange variety of source material, I had become interested in Baudrillard's notion of simulacra. Especially in reference to his book 'The Gulf War did not take place', where he likened the first Gulf War to a Hollywood film script.

As a result of 'Ground Clearance' a catalogue was produced, ISBN 1-903771-03-X, and reviews written.

Divisions: Bath School of Art and Design
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2012 04:45
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2014 13:33
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