Jedd Novatt’s balanced geometric sculptures have gone and, with a quick change-around, the gallery takes on a different character with a different artist.
Can man and nature live together? Here in Mayfair, the only animals you are likely to see are dogs accompanying their owners or, perhaps in the depths of night, a fox, mice or rats scurrying around, looking for food that might have been left out by local restaurants.
British photographer Nick Brandt’s exhibition ‘An Empty World’ at Waddington Custot reflects on the environmental destruction caused by man’s activities.
His work is incredibly accurate. He chose locations on Massai land in Kenya for photographs taken a few weeks apart, which were then blended together, created around temporary engineering constructions, representing man’s industry and ‘progress’.
Photographed mainly at night, curious animals who lived on this land were first captured on film, and then people from local communities. Afterwards, the structures were removed and the desert returned to its natural state.
While on different occasions, curious animals came out to explore what the new structures were about, and local people came out to explore them also. How can the two can co-exist, while enabling economic progress?