An exhibition of Images by Emma Bowater and James Millichamp.
Taking their inspiration and source images from the built environment, particularly urban decay and dereliction these two artists have worked to produce the images for this show.
At first glance, you would imagine this exhibition is by one artist, such is the consanguinity of their approach to the work and the resulting images.
The exhibition notes speak about their images much better than I could, so…
“We have always shared a fascination for the built environment, and particularly urban decay and dereliction. Over the past year we have been working together to exploit this theme through various processes, cross-pollinating and stimulating each other’s practice. Through painting, drawing, print and cyanotype we aim to capture the atmosphere of a space, alluding to the history lost through the process of decay. A disused building can act as a symbol for the temporaneous nature of mans’ achievements, or as a metaphor for emotional abandonment. Through the works, we seek to document the vacant and transient environments of architecture. Empty spaces, devoid of human life, freeze and reaffirm human existence. Detailing remaining relics of human presence, the images emphasise a sense of isolation and abandonment; echoing the emotional anxiety of absence.”
The show is well worth a visit. Go see if you can.
It’s running in the Digbeth Art Space Gibb St., Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4AT
ENDS… 2nd September 2019