SMALL WORLD is an exhibition of two halves – work made before and work made after the prism of Covid.
Sutton comments: ‘Work made before was in response to two different trips: the first being a road trip and month-long residency in the Midi Pyrenees in 2018, and the other a walking vacation to Orkney in 2019. On both trips, I took many contextual photos, particularly of buildings, often in rural locations. In Orkney, the Neolithic and Iron Age sites and coastal geology also loosely informed my work at that time.
In March 2020 I left my home and studio in London at the start of the pandemic, not thinking I would be spending the next 5 months in Norfolk. Along with my wife Carol Robertson (also an artist), I drove to Norfolk on the 20th March and moved into the workspace of artist Roger Ackling. He had been my closest friend before he died tragically in 2014 from Motor Neuron Disease. Our time was now spent isolating in a beautiful 1890s Art & Crafts house and large garden with its own orchard, wood and flower garden.’
The exhibition title, Small World, derives principally from the Norfolk collages, but also from the overwhelming feeling of no longer being free to travel abroad and from a sense of shrinking perspective, kept from seeing friends and from shared cultural activity. A handful of people and places became my whole world in these exceptional times.
|Duration||26 August 2021 - 27 September 2021|
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