A period unlike any other, the pandemic has quickened our awareness and appreciation of the natural cycles of life. Renewal, regeneration in an emerging new reality, The Tree of Life looks at the ways in which artists draw upon trees and their metaphorical association with family and personal relationships to reflect upon nature, the human condition and the fragility of life.
Three years ago, we asked asked over twenty artists to contribute to Self Comes to Mind, which looked at the self-portrait in the digital age and in turn we asked them to invite another artist with the stipulation that age and profile was irrelevant. Using the same curatorial format, we are so pleased and grateful that over fifty artists, aged from 13 to 88, some with international reputations and some who have never exhibited before, have agreed to take part and embraced the theme and the opportunity to re-engage with friends, family and colleagues. The occasion also marks the opening of Landing, the new first floor gallery at Electro Studios Project Space, an unforeseen space which emerged hidden in plain sight during the months of lockdown.
Opening: 6-9pm 17th September 2021
Open: 1-6pm Saturday & Sunday 18th-19th/25th-26th