On Saturday 4 March Force of Nature, opens at The Art Pavilion in Mile End Park, east London. The exhibition aims to communicate an awareness of nature’s increasing fragility and some of the works on display are concerned with urgent issues of ecological and social sustainability.
From the beginning of human history, and in every culture, nature has played a vital role in creative expression. Nature is constantly in a state of change, and artists’ awareness and sensitivity to this change is crucial to the creation of their work. Force of Nature, curated by James Putnam, Research Fellow at LCF, will include work by 28 established and emerging international contemporary artists, looking at the influence of nature on their work.
Movement, light, birth, growth, ageing, decay and rebirth are among the energies or ‘forces’ that artists strive to capture in the exhibition. Using a diverse range of media including organic materials, they are continually searching and synthesising new ways to redefine our relationship with nature. The work from these artists will be evocative, provocative or sublime, with some conveying an urgent environmental message.
Participlating artists include: Maddalena Ambrosio, Alice Anderson, Ruben Brulat, Mat Chivers, Felix de Bousies, Adeline de Monseignat, Susan Derges, Nancy Fouts, Andy Goldsworthy, James P Graham, Richard WM Hudson, Kang Hee Joon, Mark Karasick, Iyvone Khoo, Ayça Koseogullari, Antti Laitinen, Janet Laurence, Richard Long, Alastair Mackie, Kate MccGwire, David Nash, Lucy & Jorge Orta, Giuseppe Penone, Peter Randall-Page, Cameron Robins, Tim Shaw, Yuken Teruya, Koen Vanmechelen, Douglas White.