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