Arts & Culture
New Visual Arts Exhibition at The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham

Pound Arts is excited to introduce Syzygy, a new exhibition of work by Bristol-based artist Sarah Duncan. From Thursday 13 February, Sarah will showcase new work as part of the Pound’s exhibition programme, including prints and drawings produced during recent residencies in Finland and Iceland.

Sarah’s practice focuses on remote and inaccessible aspects of the natural world, particularly the ocean and the cosmos, and considers how optical technology and scientific research can reveal the intricacies and fluctuations of such immense phenomenon.

Taking earth, sky and water as her inspiration, the artist’s goal is to transform the enormous and incomprehensible into something intimate and knowable.

Her Iceland Residency in 2017 enabled Sarah to experience some of the planet’s youngest landscapes, which are characterised by flowing glaciers, tectonic upheaval and volcanic eruptions. These cycles of creation and erosion are represented in her method of drawing, which involves building up layers of charcoal, graphite, wax and chalk and eroding by erasing.

Syzygy also includes work from a month spent in Finland in 2018, which coincided with Between the Shadows and the Light; a successful group exhibition Sarah was part of at the Pound in April 2018. The works created during and after the residency explore a unique and painstaking way of representing the extremes of Finnish weather. One of these stunning pieces was selected for the prestigious Derwent Art Prize 2018.

Pound Arts is thrilled to welcome Sarah back with a selection of works exploring the immensity and vulnerability of the natural world, as part of its current exhibition programme exploring human relationships with nature and the environment.

At the private view on Wednesday 12 February visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artist and be among the first to explore the works on show. The exhibition will run until 14 March and is free to enter.

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