Jeremy Gardiner Jurassic Coast exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery Bath is a really interesting exhibition where the artist shares his process, methods and influences. Well worth a visit and is on until 1st March.
Gardiner portrays the Jurassic coastline in a series of paintings and mono prints. He walks through the landscape making studies and sketches. He remembers the time or place, without physically being there enabling him to capture its essence.
The exhibition starts with a series of framed mono prints, Gardiner refers to these as a downward slice through the landscape, representing layers of geological time.
Jeremy Gardiner. Framed mono prints. Victoria Art Gallery Bath.
Gardiner’s influences are John Piper, Graham Sutherland and Paul Nash, 1940 British Neo Romantic painters.
Ideas from the exhibition: painting on birch and popular panels, flat area of colour alongside textured areas, an uneven edge is interesting and to layer up wood to paint on.
Gardiner’s process is to collect fossils, which occur in the work. He maps patterns of information into his paintings by using collaged shapes as a relief overlapping to give a sense of a multiple view.