10 November 2011 - 17 December 2011
Falls the Shadow
EMMA STIBBON’S work in this exhibition looks at history and collapsed empires.
In ‘Falls the Shadow’ the artist presents the city as a symbol of both memory and amnesia. She is interested in the dialogue between two periods; that of Ancient Rome and Mussolini’s Fascist plans for the city. Her focus looks at how architecture is appropriated to lend credibility to new regimes.
The shadow of classical antiquity cast on Western civilization ominously stretches into present times.
The very large drawings in this exhibition echo the monumentality of Roman architecture. A series of smaller ink on paper drawings reflect on Rome as a site of overlaying ideologies - the ultimate collapsed empire, leading to reflections on endeavour, vanity, frailty and impermanency.
EMMA STIBBON studied Fine Art BA Hons at Goldsmiths, London and Research Fine Art MA at the University of the West of England, Bristol, she is Senior Lecturer Fine Art Printmaking at the University of Brighton.
Recent solo exhibitions include the Stadtmuseum, Berlin, upstairs berlin, R O O M, London, and the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge. Other projects include the Stiftung Federkiel residency at the Spinnerei, Leipzig, the 4th International Gyumri Biennale, Armenia.
Her work is held in private and public collections including the Stadtmuseum, Berlin and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Emma Stibbon was Derek Hill scholar at the British School at Rome from Oct – Dec 2010.
Opening Wednesday - Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
PREVIEW WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER 6.30-8.30