The Natural, Rural, and Remote ran from 22.07.23 until 02.09.23 at Serchia Gallery.
‘The Natural, Rural & Remote’ is an ongoing body of work that explores the increase of imagery relating to the natural, rural, and remote and the so often romanticised and aestheticised activities that take place there such as walking, retreats, birdwatching, wild swimming, and creative crafts.
Comprised of images depicting the restaging of the above activities, locations of sanctuary, and a collection of research material - notes, objects, and ephemera. This project follows ideas often central to these activities around the procuring of a truer authentic self, and the concept of 'revelation' or 'becoming' whilst in these spaces.
Throughout the duration of the exhibition at Serchia Gallery the research material will change - notes, postcards, collected stones, leaves, and seed packets will be added or taken away. As a reflection of Eva’s ongoing aesthetic research, a reflection on the way in which it sits together and how it informs the image making.
Accompanying exhibition text leylines written by Ricardo Reverón Blanco is available to read here.
Image above by Will Moss
The Natural, Rural, and Remote in Brighton Photo Fringe at the Old Peacocks Building, Newhaven, October 2022
Supported by A-N Artist Bursary 2022