Beyond Landscape

Deborah Burnstone & Alison Lumb 

13 – 24 November 2019

Evening Opening: Thurs 14 Nov 6-8pm. Please RSVP to [email protected]

Artists Talk: 23 November,  2.30pm. No need to book.

Featuring paintings, prints and video, this two-woman show explores the resonance of urban, edgeland and coastal places and reveals landscape to be as much a psychological and cultural space as a physical location.

Alison Lumb is interested in how certain places and situations enable us to enter a state in which the world and time are held in suspension, and we slip loose from our conscious sense of self and identity. Her prints and paintings feature a range of liminal subjects such as train journeys and people at play, in public spaces and lost in contemplation.

She often combines printmaking and painting. Her hybrid prints can involve screen print, monoprint and digital printmaking. She feels that this layered way of working suits the way we encounter the world: filtered through other media, our cultures, and our personal life experience.

Deborah Burnstone explores places at the edges of human settlement – stretches of road at night, landscapes at dusk, the coast, the riverbank. In her paintings and videos people gaze out to sea and wander the landscape. ‘At these places there’s a gap in our day-to-day world and we sense something beyond us,’ she says. In her paintings Deborah searches for a simple painterly way of expressing this experience. Her videos interweave sound, voice, stories, time and place and are made from spontaneous encounters with people and place.

 Alison Lumb studied Fine Art at the City Lit and Morley College in London. She is a member of the UK Printmakers Council and Southbank Printmakers Gallery. Her work is in private and public collections including the City Lit, the London Borough of Ealing and the Victorian & Albert Museum. In 2015 Alison received the St Cuthberts Mill award for a work on paper in the Discerning Eye exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London and in 2018 two of her screenprints were selected for the Discerning Eye exhibition by Cherie Federico, editor of Aesthetica Magazine.

Goldsmiths graduate Deborah Burnstone is a multi-media artist who gathers stories about people and places. She has exhibited throughout the UK, including the Royal Academy Summer Show and the John Moores Painting Prize. In Spring 2019 she co-curated ‘Contemporary Art + Ritual’ at the Crypt Gallery, London, and in 2018 she devised and ran a collaborative art project with older people in the London Borough of Wandsworth entitled ‘Words of Wisdom’. The resulting giant textile artwork, on which participants stitched their wise words, toured the borough throughout the year.