Midwives of Thought showcases a collection of Edward Crumpton’s responses to walks and journey’s that he has made in the regions of the South-West and North-East of England and across the Atlantic to America. He responded to these journeys by making visual diary’s in the landscape as maps of his experience which then became the basis for his studio practice that translates his experiences into sculptures, worked canvases and art installations.
Edward Crumpton studied Fine Art at the University of Lincoln and it was here that he began to develop his practice around landscape, the nature of the journey and how these journeys connect the human with the environment. Edward is particularly interested in how people have interacted historically with the environment, how the landscape is marked by the physical traces of human existence and how the oral tradition evidences their passage.
The latest walk Edward Crumpton has investigated which will be part of this exhibition is a Devon based walk called The Mariners Way. This 73 mile long footpath running from Bideford to Dartmouth, via the wilds of Dartmoor was used from the late 1600s by mariners wishing to change ships, crossing Devon from one flourishing port to the other. A large scale rope sculpture commissioned by the University of Exeter in 2011 will be included in this show as well as oil and ink paintings, drawings, photographs and several limited edition wood engravings prints.
Exhibition:Midwives of Thought
Dates: 11 – 27 April 2014
Events: Gallery tour/Artist talk with Edward Crumpton at 44AD artspace on Sat 12th April 1pm, Sat 19th April 1pm and Sat 26th April 1pm.
Open daily: 12noon – 6pm (Sun 1-4pm)
Location: 44AD artspace, 7B Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR, T: 07753 378 325, (fb) 44AD, (twitter) @studio44ad, www.44AD.net
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