Out of Place: Landscapes from the University of Warwick Art Collection
A Mead Gallery Exhibition
Sat 27 Apr – Fri 28 Jun 2002
The collection of the University of Warwick is on open display across the campus. Every two years or so, a small proportion of it is brought into the Mead Gallery so that visitors can start to make links between works that are normally located in corridors, seminar rooms and foyers in Westwood, on the main campus and on the Gibbet Hill site.
This exhibition shows a range of approaches to landscape. Once thought of as the most inferior genre of painting it has, over recent centuries, become a vehicle for the experimentation by artists as well as one that allows the assertion of more traditional values in painting. The show includes the heavily textured work of Anne Redpath, the bright, jewel-like paintings of Mary Fedden as well as more conceptual works such as the text detailing Richard Long’s walk along a wet road or Art and Language’s map of a section of the Pacific Ocean