An exhibition by Alison Clark at Northlight Gallery, Stromness,
29th July – 10th August
Alison Clark describes her art practice as being based on documenting coastal landscapes through painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and textile installations. This exhibition brings together shoreline and sky based on the Orkney landscape and in particular the island of Westray.
She draws inspiration from historical collections of seaweed and seashells, exploring the relationship between choice of drawing and printing medium and how the works are displayed.
The show in Northlight is designed to give an introduction to her work. The windows will feature two installations. Seaquilt is a series of trace monoprints on tissue paper based on drawings of ‘Mae sands’ seaweed roots, displayed as a three-dimensional quilt (first displayed at the Morley Gallery London in 2013). Swallow Flight is a version of this textile piece:
‘Watching swallows became drawings of flight on tracing paper that turned into a free-flow weaving between canvases, echoing the American artist Eva Hesse’s work with textiles.’ Swallow Flight 2014