EMMA NOURSE Pause

EMMA NOURSE Pause

The works on exhibition poignantly depict crumbling glaciers and melting ice sheets in stages of depletion. Once thought to be inexhaustible, the degradation of our natural resources now brings into question our own existence and the advancement of the human project. Though this body of work illustrates the fragility and vulnerability of our natural environment, it also pays homage to its awe-inspiring strength and enduring will. Nourse describes her practice as “a form of quiet protest”. While the works may be quiet, they are tangible meditations that rouse our desire to touch, a metaphor for our relationship with the natural world. It is through an obsessive pattern of wanting that we test the compatibly of nature with our existence and in so doing lead its progressive destruction. The exhibition consists of works that employ traditional tapestry processes and some non-traditional materials in unexpected ways, exploring the tensions between two-dimensional works and sculpture. ABOUT THE ARTIST Emma Nourse (b. 1989) studied at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town where she received her Bachelor of Fine Art (2011). She has participated in two group exhibitions at the BRUNDYN+ gallery namely Material/Representation (2012) and -in (2013).

Location

ORO AFRICA Building (First Floor) 170 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town, 8001

Website

http://www.brundyn.com/exhibitions/2014/emma-

Date

2014-09-13

Time

09:00 - 17:00

Admission

free

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