The Ground Beneath Our Feet – New Exhibition
7-30 September 2017
Opening on Thursday 7th September 17.30-19.30
Compass Gallery, 178 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 4RL
Solo exhibition from Anna Geerdes, which presents her new body of paintings, exploring and developing her interest in human interaction with our planet, maps of our land and the nature of the landscape.
The paintings centre on landscape. Landscape as a representation of place, but the question always is: what exactly does it represent? Landscape itself is full of cultural references and often formed by the expression of political and economical power relations. In that sense landscape is already a representation in its own right, and to represent landscape by means of painting, without acknowledging this, is somewhat problematic.
In this world and this time themes like contested landscape, displacement, global control and surveillance are main motifs.
For someone who has left their country of origin, place is always a question mark. In this context the other viewpoint is one of introspection; landscapes of the mind. Both of those approaches come together in questioning Place and Space and express themselves in the work as (imaginative) landscapes, maps and surfaces.