Flat + Earth is an exhibition of new landscape paintings and drawings in the Cultural Industries Quarter's newest independent gallery, Sidney + Matilda.
Flat + Earth takes a sideways glance at landscape painting, at once celebrating and undermining conventions. The exhibition brings together regional and international artists who reflect on our place within contemporary landscape and a changing climate. It explores and exposes topographies with pieces that represent the landscape from different vantage points, be that internal or external, through long gazes or furtive glances.
Despite the apparent unravelling of the world around us, artists continue to create work confined within the parameters of the flat surface. Glorifying traditional mediums, celebrating painting and the scratching of marks on canvas, the works here speak of physical things, of earth and wood, stone and paper – of landscape as environment, object and as something created from paint, clay or concrete.
Edwin Aitken, Hannah Brown, Gary Colclough, Graham Crowley, Tom Down, Paul Evans, Charlie Franklin, Mik Godley, Gareth Kemp, Arantza Pardo, Mandy Payne, Julian Perry, Matt Raw, Joanna Whittle, Sean Williams.
All work is for sale.
Open Tuesday-Saturday 12-6pm.
Friday 8 March, 6-8pm – book now
An evening of artist talks, with exhibition curator Joanna Whittle joined by Sheffield artists Mandy Payne and Sean Williams alongside London based painter Tom Down. There'll be refreshments from an honesty bar.