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Phoebe Unwin @ Amanda Wilkinson Gallery

4 May 2018 - 31 May 2018

The title of Phoebe Unwin’s exhibition Pregnant Landscape simultaneously invokes the traditions of portraiture and landscape painting. It also imbues the idea of a landscape with a sense of the bodily, as pregnancy suggests gestation and fecundity. Unwin does not work from pre-existing images or photographs, and the frenetic circulation of visual materials in 2.0 culture has no direct impact on her practice. Instead she makes paintings. In this case, a series of oil paintings that, as objects in themselves, conjure an image somewhere between the surface of the painting and the viewer’s observation of it. She describes her way of working as a kind of abstraction in reverse; rather than a drawing away from the observed world and a distillation of its actuality, it is more a case of ‘the abstract triggering the figurative.’


4 May 2018
31 May 2018
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Amanda Wilkinson Gallery