Breathing Space An installation by Ruth Dent
Wednesday 9 January to Saturday 26 January 2019
Detail two panels from ’Serenade’
Evening preview and artist talk was on Thursday 10 January 6 to 8pm.
Talk starts at 6.25pm. Free. All welcome.
We are pleased to welcome Ruth Dent in her first solo show at Kaleidoscope. Come in and experience ‘Breathing Space’ a site-specific installation. Ruth has been developing this body of work over the last twelve months in both her French and English studios.
‘Breathing Space has been over a year in the making.
My work has evolved from my Visible, Invisible, Veiled body of work which explored natures broken grids.
I have changed the format and moved from squares to rectangles – long, thin and wide.
Trees, forests and walking in the woods remain essential influences.
Now I’m trying to draw different aspects together: elements of and meanings from the ancient ways, linked with Christianity and my experiences of places, including Cathedrals, Buddhist Stupas, Hindu Temples, Stone Circles, the Labyrinth at Chartres – always coming back to nature.
It’s my way of asking questions and trying to make sense of things, whilst celebrating life on earth.
And here’s the question I ask in relation to my current work:
Did cathedrals, temples, stupas and labyrinths originate in the forest?
Come and experience for yourself……..’ Ruth Dent