As Above, So Below
This exhibition focuses on anthropocentric systems, environmental elements and mathematical harmony.
Charlotte Watson and Shannon Williamson
Exhibition: Friday 3 February - Sunday 5 March
Opening: Thursday 2 February, 6 - 8 pm
As Above, So Below takes structural and thematic inspiration from Eleanor Catton's 2013 novel The Luminaries. Through a series of map-like drawings the pair explore scientific and mythical theories on how human activities influence, and are influenced by, the interplay of environmental elements.
Watson and Williamson's drawings allude to the predictable planetary systems that mankind has used for fate and fortune throughout history. Simultaneously, they acknowledge the chaotic human element – and subsequent absurdity – of finding fate in something larger than ourselves. Through a range of drawing mediums each work borrows loosely from the visual languages of astronomy, geology, mathematics and cartography to imply bodies beyond the human, which are simultaneously celestial and terrestrial in nature.
Redshift ii 2016
Gouache, pencil, chalk and charcoal on paper, 37.5 x 105 cm
Courtesy the artist.
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