Jeremy Gardiner: The Jurassic Coast
17 January – 1 March 2015
The Jurassic Coast is seen through the eyes of a local landscape artist.
Gardiner has spent several decades exploring the ancient history of the Jurassic Coast, taking long walks, boat rides and flights across the area. His work is inspired by the cliffs, beaches, landslides and caves he found there, as well as real specimens of fossils from along the coast.
Attempting to emulate the effects of geological time, his working method involves building up layers of paint, before scouring, collaging and sanding down. Shown alongside is an accurate 3D map displaying the locations which informed the pictures.
A series of monoprints slice through the landscape. Gardiner considers them to be like a musical score, composed of themes and variations - just like the coast itself, which is the complex outcome of natural processes over vast periods of time.