A Kingston artist has announced her latest art exhibition based on the earth and its four elements.
Blending sculpture, flowing silk and wall art, Lyndsay Russell’s exhibition is divided into four overlapping sections – Fire, Earth, Air and Water.
Presented at RuptureXIBIT gallery from May 14-19, Lyndsay’s exhibition, Elemental Circle, aims to offer an immersive experience.
Lyndsay says there are options to listen to a “secret” soundtrack on cellphones while viewing the art inside the gallery.
Lyndsay told the Surrey Comet: “It’s a real technical challenge, but I soon envision a living gallery space with slightly puffy, framed silks that customers can buy and easily place on their walls.
“This new show revisits works yet to be shown and reworks others, as well as 11 new pieces.
“All were chosen to chain themselves carefully to each other, in a circle.
“Take the fire element – It will be placed after water.
“So the first piece of art is an image made in the water on my boat – a volcanic-looking water print.
“Next, a bouquet of broken bronze forged in the fire… then onto the art pictures on the wall… Fire-scorched watercolors depicting love, pain and hell.”
Since Lyndsay’s last solo exhibition, Water Alchemy, where she exhibited artwork created by the muddy water of the River Thames, she has spent time developing smaller earth patterns.
Lyndsay says she explored ways to place her flowing silks inside a plexiglass frame with a quiet fan and hidden wires inside.
Lyndsay says she hopes to evoke feelings of the “ancient past and elemental powers” during the show.
She added, “I want people to feel connected to the art, the soundscape, and the art.
“A pagan sense of beauty lost by modern life, only to realize that we are all energy and we are all one force.
“I collaborated with Alex Long Yuan, a renowned Chinese artist in Shang Hi, on one of the water features.
“So overall this show is going to be very different, very exciting.
“In fact, you could say, a circular tour de force.”
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