Human Nature: An exhibition of visual art exploring our changing relationship with the environment
Hoxton Arches, Cremer St, London E2 8HD
14 & 15 October 2014 11am-5pm
Private view drinks: Tuesday 14 October 6-9 pm and Wednesday 15 October 6-9pm
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Human Nature (14 &15 October, Hoxton Arches, London) is a unique celebration of emerging and cutting edge environmental art. Featuring over 80 works from 14 artists, Human Nature explores our complex relationship with the environment in a time of increasing pressure to reduce our impact on the world. It explores issues of climate change, extinction and man’s fundamental connection to nature. Sponsored by leading renewable energy crowd funders, Abundance, this new mixed medium exhibition showcases photography; artworks made from salvaged materials; paintings; sculpture and street art.
Featuring immersive photographs from one of the UK’s leading landscape photographers, Harry Cory Wright; the show also includes some of London’s best street art from ATM’s giant rare birds, Jonesy’s miniature bronze sculptures and unique work from both chewing gum artist Ben Wilson and ‘mushroom man’ Christiaan Nagel. Human Nature also includes sculpture from objects lost and found by London’s Lesley Hilling; mysterious photographs of natural symmetry by South Africa’s Oliver Barnett; evocative oils from Gordon Glyn-Jones and Northern Ireland’s Nicola Nemec.
The artists are being supported by the UK’s leading renewable energy crowd funding company, Abundance. Bruce Davis, Co-Founder and Joint Managing Director of Abundance said:
“Human nature reflects a radical shift which is occurring in our culture and economy. We need art to do more than just show us a cynical reflection of ourselves and our consumerism. We need art that says something about the world we are wasting and the value that exists in nature which we should all want to ensure is passed on to the next generations. Money and art have always been uneasy bedfellows but we believe that supporting artists who have something powerful to say about the relationship between humans and nature has never been more relevant.”
“Abundance is pleased to support this unique gathering of artists and their work which is part and parcel of helping shift our attitudes and our money away from a dependence on fossil fuels and other forms of unsustainable economics and towards a win win of clean, renewable energy that gives a good return on your investment. We hope it provokes people to think again about the relationship between themselves and nature.”
Charlotte Webster of Good Shout Studio, curating the show said:
“We face huge challenges in how we interact with nature, and who better to explore our relationship with the world than artists. This diverse exhibition questions the very essence of our humanity, explores what drives us to connect to our environment and how we’re responding to nature’s call to adapt to a world of finite resources. Unlike most galleries, the participating artists will also receive the full proceeds of each sale.”
Human Nature is also being sponsored by Snow Leopard Vodka, a British vodka company which gives 15% its profits directly to snow leopard conservation projects through the Snow Leopard Trust. For more information go to www.humannatureshow.co.uk