All Bodies One Body Carrie Foulkes In
All Bodies One Body
In Santa Lucía, a small village in rural Andalucía, Spain, a natural spring runs downhill from its source, flanked by a passage of verdant foliage on its journey through a yellow expanse of arid agricultural land. Carrie Foulkes spent two weeks in and around these waters as a participant in the Bee Time residency in October 2017. This residency brought together 11 international artists and thinkers to consider the relationship between humans, bees and landscape in the region, drawing on their collective research into systems thinking and ecological approaches.
As a result of her experiences in Spain, the artist presents ALL BODIES ONE BODY, an exhibition of photographs comprising new work alongside older selected works. The show ranges from hand-printed black and white pictures taken on a frozen lake in Finland, to colour prints imbued with textures of honeycomb, stone, skin, concrete, water, wood, petals.
Recurring interplays of light, liquid, shadow and material – fundamental to the photographic processes deployed by the artist – create links between these images of different times and different places and reveal a concern with interconnected cycles of growth and decay.
Anonymous fragments of the human form submerged in water, a shrouded figure on thick ice, an echo of an earlobe in ancient stone – suggest a continuity of body and landscape, a total immersion in and fusion with the elements.
Carrie Foulkes is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. Her work references aspects of minimalist, conceptual and environmental art traditions. She is an artist in residence at St Katharine’s Precinct.
The artist gratefully acknowledges the support and encouragement of: Arts Council England, Bee Time, The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, The Natural Beekeeping Trust.
Exhibition is on view in the Community Hub from 29th January- 26th February 2018
January 29 (Monday) 9:00 am - February 26 (Monday) 5:00 pm
St Katharine's Precinct
2 Butcher Row, London, E14 8DS