Many opportunities exist within the urban landscape for artistic practices. Jemma's practice explores the landscape, documenting social and historical significance's that are visible of being lost. Decaying architectural surface layers provide a trace and glimpse of our past history, fueling her desire to visually record and document these transient states. The use of traditional printmaking processes supports her vision in the subjects that she depicts. Textures and marks are important to her practice as it helps express what her eye witnesses in the urban landscape. The etching process requires an enforced decay whereby the acid bites into the copper plate, resonating with the natural decay of the structures that she records. By documenting crumbling forms, she hopes to make society more aware of their direct environment and the history that we are losing from urban expansion and redevelopments. She hopes people will slow down and properly consider subjects that too many of us would normally walk straight past and ignore.
Great Print Exhibition 5
Jemma currently has a selection of prints on show at the fifth edition of the popular Great Print Exhibition, the largest exhibition of original print in the UK.
This is also the first chance to see an exhibition in the brand new gallery space, and thge new gallery shop.
This year it’s bigger than ever, with more artists taking part and more artworks to see. Featuring over 80 artists and more than 500 artworks exhibited, and many more to browse, this exhibition showcases a huge range of styles and techniques.
Cumbria CA11 0DQ
FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER 2019 - SUNDAY 8 MARCH 2020
UP COMING EXHIBITIONS
THE FADING CITY
The Hive, New Standard Works, 43-47 Vittoria Street, Jewellery Quarter
A joint exhibition with Tracey Thorne responding to the loss of heritage in the Jewellery Quarter.
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Estate of the Arts
6 South liberty lane