ABOVE THE TREELINE
Above The Treeline is a geographical marker, the place, at a certain altitude, where tree growth stops and a new type of landscape sets in. The climate is characterised by low air pressure. The exhibition uses this metaphor to look at four artist and how their work crosses a line, creating other relations with history, meaning, self and today.
The artists in Above the Treeline approach “making” not as aesthetically manipulating an object, rather as altering our perception of time, space and self, forcing us to step out of the moment, into a space and time that looks familiar, but is fundamentally different. It will juxtapose different approaches to material, figuration and abstraction, from Jon Pestoni’s use of cat litter, to the free flow of paint in Rezi Van Lankveld’s work. From Ambera Wellmann’s allegorical representations to Virginia Overton’s sculptural interventions with found materials.