23/02/2023 - 25/03/2023
Contemporary - Painting, Sculpture & Textiles
Julia Bennett & Mizuki Nishiyama - The Earth We Walk Upon | The Ancestry We Bring With U
Tue-Fri: 10-6pm; Sat: 11-4pm
"American artist Julia Bennett and mixed-Japanese artist Mizuki Nishiyama remind us of our primal bond with nature through a selection of paintings, sculpture, and tapestries. For both artists, earth itself is not only an integral part of their medium, but also a metaphorical passageway into history, heritage, culture, trauma and remediation.
If earth is the medium, water becomes the reanimating force. In this, Bennett revives desecrated landscapes through the use of resuscitated clay, to which she confers new life in the form of pigment. Nishiyama, on the other hand, nourishes distressed shreds of fabrics by soaking them in Japanese teas after burning them and unearthing them from her paternal land."
Fitzrovia 19 Great Titchfield St, W1W 8AZ