For the last ten years TADEUSZ DERĘGOWSKI has focussed on painting pochades: small plein-air oil paintings of landscapes. In an age of easy photography his paintings tackle the necessary feeling of being in a specific place at a specific time, as opposed to rendering topographical or botanical details. He has travelled extensively to paint in the North Africa, Latin America, and North America. His artworks are a form of witness, he seeks to record the unmediated act of being. Tadeusz grew up in Scotland but has lived in southern Brazil for the last twelve years. He has exhibited both in the UK and in Brazil. In 2006 he won the Dedalo Art Prize, in 2016, he won the Ann Redpath Painting Prize and in 2018 he won the Henderson Art Grant.
JANE RUTHERFORD'S paintings focus on patterns in the landscape, where areas of human intervention such as fields, pathways, gardens and clearings, meet the wilder vegetation. She is drawn to the borders between the natural and the cultivated, the inhabited and the uninhabited. Observing the marks made in a landscape, Jane also draws on memory and by layering paint, fabric and wallpaper, she evokes the connection of a person to a place. Jane has exhibited widely and with a bursary, awarded by the McColl Arts Foundation, she travelled to Brazil to paint on the theme of land development in the Northern Amazon.
STEPHANIE MANN makes moving and still images which recontextualise happenings in the subconscious, using objects as condensation points. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art MFA Contemporary Art Practice in 2013 and is currently based at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Awards include the John Watson Prize, Andrew Grant Bequest Award & Scholarship and the John Kinross Travel Scholarship. Recent projects include: LOOKING BACK LOOKING FORWARD, Turf Gallery, London; The Artist Traveller, Royal Scottish Academy; Call and Response: Women in Surrealism, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; Alone with Other People, Chisenhale Dance, London and The transparent tortoise shell and the un-ripe umbrella, Glasgow Sculpture Studios.
FAITH LIMBRICK is an artist and filmmaker based in Edinburgh. She moved to Scotland to study Intermedia at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 2012. Her work involves prop making, sound design and paper sculpture. The work investigates the functions of the imagination, its relationship to buildings, landscape and narrative. From 2015-17 Faith was a committee member at Rhubaba, an artist led project space in Edinburgh. She was involved in collectively programming the gallery’s project space alongside running the studios.
Gallery 5595 presents The Forest Edge, an exhibition of new works by Tadeusz Deręgowski and Jane Rutherford.
We live on a border to all that is wild and untrammelled. Beyond the boundary is a landscape both real and metaphorical, which we can only observe – no matter how much we might desire to be immersed in it. While the practice of both artists in the exhibition is based in consideration of that other elemental landscape, one bares witnesses to the moment, working out in the open, and the other has a reflective studio-based practice, working with memory.
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Tadeusz Deręgowski: Cabanaconde, Peru, mountain in sun , oil on card, 24 x 21 cm, 2019
Stephanie Mann / A dig site
Tadeusz Deręgowski: Santo Antonio, oil on card, 23 x 27 cm, 2109
Tadeusz Deręgowski: Botanical Gardens, Itacorubi, oil on card, 21 x 21.5 cm, 2019
Tadeusz Deręgowski: Beiramar, oil on card, 27 x 24.5 cm, 2019
Jane Rutherford: Untitled composition, 8" x 8.5", oil on card, 2019
Jane Rutherford: Cocklehain composition, 16" x 16", oil on card, 2019
Jane Rutherford: Cocklehain composition, 8" x 8.5", oil on card, 2019
Jane Rutherford: Coclehain composition, oil on canvas, 16" x 16". 2019