23 Mar — 15 Jun 2019
Newlyn Art Gallery
NEW CONVERSATIONS ABOUT TIME AND PLACE
Rebecca Chesney, Lubaina Himid, Magda Stawarska-Beavan
“A rural ecologist, an urban drifter and a diasporic optimist examine the invisible layers underneath, the lost spaces on the edge and the forgotten places in between.” Lubaina Himid.
The exhibition explores the work of three artists, Magda Stawarska-Beavan, Rebecca Chesney and Lubaina Himid, who consider the poetic investigation of place, space and time, through painting, sound installation and place-based research.
All three artists use their work to uncover the hidden, understand a place as it is experienced by those who know it well, and remember apparently unknown histories.
Each artist has made new work for the show.
Invisible Narratives is curated for us by Lubaina Himid CBE, winner of the 2017 Turner Prize.
Invisible Narratives: New Conversations About Time And Place.
A rural ecologist, an urban drifter and a diasporic optimist examine the invisible layers underneath, the lost spaces on the edge and the forgotten places in between.
Some places are on the edge of time and memory. We see what is there and talk about what appears not to be there; objects no one wants to see.
Hearing in layers and listening to what others hear. For some people sounds are familiar because they are heard every day, for others they seem known yet unknown at the same time.
Understanding a place as it is experienced by those who know it well: what do they reveal and what will they share?
Remembering apparently unknown histories: trying to understand how you know a place well, but that you don’t necessarily know how this can be.
Examining the incomprehensible by picturing the sublime.
Lubaina Himid, January 2019