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.
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