Tree

4 Sep5 Oct 2013 at Beaux Arts, London

This autumn, Beaux Arts London presents 4 artists coming together in a mixed exhibition celebrating one of our most treasured resources.

Using natural arboreal material, Anna Gillespie’s unique bronze figures express both the comfort one gains from the natural world and the ability or desire to break free from our human constraints. Her intensely emotional and complex representations of the human form will challenge emotions and convey strong political messages, as well as expressing the artist’s growing concerns about the environment.

Sarah Gillespie is concerned with daily interruptions of life that we often fail to perceive, such as the play of light on water glimpsed through winter branches, or the tangled forms that shadows make in our interconnected natural world. By using a mix of charcoal and ink, the artist makes visible what is often overlooked.

Stephanie Carlton Smith started in glass. She loved to stand at the window, where an ‘honest’ material stood between her and a world of light and opportunities. Trees have become an important component of her work, and the ‘Tree Series’ are part of an ongoing conversation between humanity and nature on the unconscious and the idea of transformation.

Marilène Oliver works with the precision of medical data to create sculptures and installations, in the hope of understanding who or what the body becomes when it is deconstructed and digitised. Marilène’s work embraces and encompasses digital technologies, traditional print and sculpture, her creations bridging the virtual and the real worlds. Her finished objects, which have been previously described as disturbingly beautiful, are known to be highly provocative, intensely emotional and relevant.