11 April - 12 May 2013
The Fine Art Society Contemporary is proud to announce The Ferment, the first major UK solo show for one of Australia’s most respected living artists, Janet Laurence.
For over thirty years Laurence has been examining the complex relationships between natural and man-made environments, making nature at once her subject and her object.
The Ferment presents a selection of work from recent years. Laurence’s early works used an alchemical language of matter to evoke spaces and fields of memory. This basic language has never left the work but it has found new departures and expressions in the other series in the exhibition, including the Glasshouse works which, present the grand structures now ghosted out as memory spaces for the wonderment of plants. Laurence also conjures threatened environments and habitats as works of protest and protection and explores images of regeneration and healing from the ashes of fires.