Juliette Losq RI has been selected to show in Infinite Beauty at the Arc, Winchester, opening 9 September.
Infinite Beauty is a unique exhibition that investigates the enduring appeal of nature as a subject for leading British contemporary artists. Drawn entirely from private collectors in Hampshire, many of the works on display will be exhibited publicly for the first time.
Victorian artist and art critic John Ruskin promoted nature as an inexhaustible source of truth and beauty and this exhibition demonstrates that this is still very much the case. Yet the fears of ecological disaster driven by climate change and humanity’s impact on our environment have given a renewed sense of urgency and purpose to art focused on the natural world. Nature has provided food for the soul during the Coronavirus pandemic but we cannot take it for granted.
The exhibition explores the way in which artists interact with natural forms: plants, animals, habitats and the wider landscape and, in some cases, how their work comments on the ways human activity impacts the ecology around us. It will feature an eclectic mixture of media, style and approaches with photography, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture helping us to look at our relationship with nature afresh. Works by leading artists will take us from familiar everyday experiences to the ends of the earth among the ice and snow of Antarctica.
Exhibition: 9 September – 16 November 2022
The Gallery, The Arc, Jewry St, Winchester, SO23 8SB