River (29th November 2014 - 25th January 2015)
A unique chance to see a selection of paintings and sculpture from British artist Kurt Jackson's different river projects from the last three decades.
Including pictures of the Thames, the Dart, the Severn and the Tamar, this retrospective of riverine works features a number of very large plein-air canvases as well as film footage of the works in progress, sketches and ceramics.
"As part of my working practice I’ve completed many projects about rivers in this country, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas. To follow a river from its source as it grows and changes, erodes and meanders, evolving itself and the land; this is not just a journey, getting to know the river itself, but is also about discovering and understanding the host country, the history, people, culture and wildlife. The river becomes a metaphor for life itself. This exhibition is a diverse selection, a retrospective of paintings and other works representing those different rivers from the past three decades."
- Kurt Jackson 2014
Kurt Jackson: River
29th November 2014 - 25th January 2015
Horniman Museum and Gardens, Forest Hill, London