There is just one more day (Saturday, 12 - 5pm) to catch Roderick Coyne’s exhibition ‘Overlaid Landscapes’ at 43 Inverness Street. The photographic prints and slate assemblages explore the landscape of the Somme, which Coyne visually alikens to the downland of South England in places such as Sussex or Wiltshire. This line of thought suggests that devastation, horror and world-altering events can and do occur in any location – it is the collective and evocative memory we have of these place names that change, never really the landscape itself. Nature wins out, the Somme is now pretty much as visually back to how it was after the 1916 battles – aside of course from the cemeteries. 

Half the Seed - crop near Fricourt, photographic print, 84 x 163 cm, 2015

Half the Seed - crop near Fricourt, photographic print, 84 x 163 cm, 2015

Coyne’s work is very still within the gallery, the agricultural landscapes and colours have the starkness of a blink in the hot sun while the darker moodier greys, blues and blacks of his forest print, installed over the gallery’s fireplace provide a more installative and playful approach to the photographic prints.

Installation 2: Half the Seed - crop near Fricourt, 2015 and Mine, 2015

Installation 2: Half the Seed - crop near Fricourt, 2015 and Mine, 2015

Installation 1: July Landscape - view towards Albert, 2015 and Portrait, 2015

Installation 1: July Landscape - view towards Albert, 2015 and Portrait, 2015

Wood  -  Mametz Wood, the Somme and Hawkin's Wood, Essex, photographic print, 183 x 366 cm, 2015

Wood  -  Mametz Wood, the Somme and Hawkin's Wood, Essex, photographic print, 183 x 366 cm, 2015

Roderick Coyne is open this Saturday 12 – 5 pm and by appointment 43 Inverness Street, London, NW1 7HB

www.43inverness-street.com

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AuthorSacha Waldron