Blooming Contradictions, delicious, dangerous, beautiful, bad
A Wesca exhibition
July 28 – August 12, 11.0am – 4.0pm
The idea of the polluted sea as ‘blooming awful’, is intermixed in this show with things that are blooming wonderful too! The abundance, beauty and colour of flowers is evident in paintings, photographs, sculpture and hangings by WESCA artists (Wessex Contemporary Arts).
The church of St Peter at Eype is welcoming the group again for a 2 week long exhibition; the duality of St Peter’s story being appropriate for the theme of the show ‘Blooming Contradictions’.
The show will have at its centre, a table full of dangerous delights – objects that are enticing but laced with danger, and invite the viewer to contemplate the impact of pollutants on the natural world. Plastic is the main culprit addressed on this table, and around the church, and it puts us, the viewer, in the position of being assaulted, as marine animals are, by plastic in the wrong place.
During the exhibition there will be intriguing developments. Some Wesca artists will be working on site, and the show will evolve and elaborate into something different. The idea of blooming as a living, developing, evolving phenomenon, but in contradictory ways, will be literally visible as the show develops – inviting viewers to return and see it again with new eyes as it has blossomed, flowered, sprouted, flourished into another version – feeding on itself.
Eype Centre for the Arts, St Peter’s Church,
Mount Lane, Eype, near Bridport DT6 6AR
Open daily 11am – 4pm