Janette Kerr PPRWA: The Immersive Arctic: A northern sense of place07 Oct 17 £10.00
Artist Janette Kerr will talk about her work made while travelling through the High Arctic
In October 2016 artist Janette Kerr RWA travelled to the High Arctic and spent three weeks on a tall ship sailing up the coast of Svalbard from Longyearbyen to Fuglefjorden.
The work in this exhibition represents initial responses to a thunder-grey and pale-blue world - encounters with icebergs and glaciers, drifting mist hanging in dark snow-strewn mountains, and a sea of luminous ice.
"Thick ice radiates an ethereal blue, hovering between turquoise with hints of cobalt. Glacial ice becomes extremely dense over years of compression - squeezing, forcing out tiny air pockets between crystals... In my notes I write ‘I can’t put down what I’m seeing… it seems quite insane to be trying’."
Janette Kerr is a painter of extreme landscape and sea. Her journey through the Arctic is charted here.
Ground Floor Gallery