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Joanna Whittle: On Shifting Ground

Type:Art

The Whitaker, Haslingden Road, Rawtenstall, Lancashire, BB4 6RE

Tel: 01706 260785

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Joanna Whittle: On Shifting Ground

Joanna Whittle's On Shifting Ground includes paintings from recent years and current projects as well as some of her signature works on loan from private collections. The work will showcase her exploration of painting through real and imagined landscapes and the artefacts that emerge from unknown worlds. The exhibition will also include items selected from the Whitaker's collection, selected by Joanna, opening conversations between these artefacts and her own works.

Whittle is a painter who explores transient rituals concealed within the structures we leave in the landscape. Many of her works also explore themes of memorial, evidencing unseen and repeated rituals conducted in acts of mourning. They are often painted onto copper to allow the ground to glow through, illuminating darkened scenes and giving them the appearance of icons or meticulously laid on to ephemeral paper postcards which become heavy with paint.

Throughout her work Whittle explores themes of ungroundedness and loss, of shifting perspectives and hidden activities and their fragile residue in the landscape and through an almost forensic attention to detail she attempts to hold this fragility in a frozen but elusive moment.

For more information, visit: https://www.thewhitaker.org/whats-on-article/contemporary-art-exhibitions/joanna-whittle-on-shifting-ground/

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