Sceptred Isle

St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery

New St, Lymington SO41 9BH

18 September – 8 January 2022

Pegwell Bay, Kent a Recollection by Jerermy Gardiner

Painting

‘Pegwell Bay, Kent, a recollection’ – 2019

Acrylic and Jesmonite on poplar panel

55cm x 79cm

 

“The eerie represents a counter-narrative to the recognisable traditions of the picturesque and the pastoral in British place-art. Where the pastoral encodes order and comfort, the eerie registers dissent and unease. It is drawn to what Christopher Neve memorably called ‘unquiet landscapes’, and it is born of unquiet times.”

Robert Macfarlane – Walking in Unquiet Landscapes, Tate Etc, 25 June 2019