The Place Downstairs celebrates the success of Tamsin Relly: Jungle Snow
24 October 2014
Closing Reception 30th October from 6:30 to 8:30pm
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The Place Downstairs: 11 Canonbury Place London N1 2NQ
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The Place Downstairs celebrates the success of Jungle Snow, a near sell out exhibition of new paintings and monotypes by Tamsin Relly, with a closing reception on 30th October 2014 6.30 - 8.30pm. Relly has recently returned from an expeditionary art residency onboard ship in the Svalbard Region of the Arctic Circle and will be present at the reception with tales of her adventure to share. Relly has been invited by The Royal Academy to participate in Painter Printmakers – the first in a series of exhibitions as part of Art Sales at the RA – a new initiative which launches on 29th October.
Jungle Snow reflects on the increasingly disrupted weather conditions of a shifting global climate and explores notions of wilderness, erased or constructed for industry or leisure.
Relly draws on first hand observations from diverse locations including the fabricated oasis of Las Vegas and the depletion of surrounding water sources, rising coastal shorelines and displaced wildlife in zoos. She works with the fluid and unpredictable qualities of her materials and processes to present impressions of both urban and natural environments in states of uncertainty and contradiction.
Jungle Snow introduces two mediums new to Relly’s practice, both of which emphasize the relationship between mark making and surface. The paintings are made with water soluble oil applied onto John Jones gesso-primed aluminium panels; the monotypes are made by painting directly onto a clear acrylic plate which is then run through a press to produce a unique image on paper.
South African born, Relly currently lives and works in London, where she completed her Masters in Fine Art at City & Guilds of London Art School in 2011. She has exhibited widely in the United Kingdom and South Africa and her work is included in numerous private and corporate collections locally and abroad. www.tamsinrelly.com