Ron Haselden / John Timberlake
Galerie des petits carreaux, http://www.galeriedespetitscarreaux.com/index.php?id=expositions
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Start date: 05-May-2012
End date: 23-Jun-2012
The respective work of Ron Haselden and John Timberlake reflects aspects of each artist’s engagement with landscape. Both see landscape and topography as a construction of time as well as space. They think of landscape involving an awareness of human time (the time of the artist, of the viewer), as well as geological and astronomical ‘deep’ time (the time of the Earth as a planet). Seen like this, a landscape is a palimpsest of small and large lifecycles, of geological forms and processes, and of shifting human perceptions. Ron Haselden’s Sorties. Isle of Ouessant Series. Finistère arose from two visits to the island, during spring and summer. Haselden’s recording of the tiny details of the living landscape through the seasons reflects a subjective response to encounters with an interconnected and finely balanced ecosphere, accumulated and arranged in an ordered sequence. John Timberlake’s Google Paintings embody painterly responses to the shapes and features of Earth’s surface shown on Google Earth. Over two years, Timberlake produced a series of sketches in oils on prepared paper of locations mentioned in news reports and conversations, responding to the perspectival distortions, flattening and absences in the computerised rendering, and adding imagined skies.