Sarah Dewing

Sarah Dewing art exhibition 2016
Event date: 
Friday, 24 June 2016 - 10:00am to Sunday, 26 June 2016 - 5:00pm
Artist: 

Sarah Dewing

Venue: 
First Floor Gallery Space, The Ashley Centre, Epsom
Ticket price: 
Free


Participating in an exhibition of work by professional and
semi-professional local artists.


Sarah's work is concerned with the relationship between the natural and the artificial, and how this affects our perceptions of the environment. These two concepts have been characterised by others in the past as a dissociation between nature (natural and organic), and culture (synthetic and artificial).
However, this distinction is, Sarah believes, artificial and limiting. For example, many synthetic products are derived from natural materials and processes; much of our knowledge of the natural world comes from secondary images created by technology. Nature in the 21st Century globalised, consumerist world is by-and-large man-made. There are very few pristine, untouched wildernesses left on the planet.

This confusion between reality and illusion in our perception of nature in the 21st century is the starting point for Sarah’s work. Much of her work uses synthetic materials, in combination with natural materials, forms, processes, and techniques, (such as wrapping or otherwise capturing natural objects, photographing the effects of light through plastic etc.). Sarah’s intention is to explore the paradox in our attitude to nature: how our desire to control, protect, package and preserve nature can bring about its destruction.

Event access: 
Wheelchair accessible