On High: in Hope - Juliet & Jamie Gutch - Rachel Shaw Ashton

On High: in Hope - Juliet & Jamie Gutch - Rachel Shaw Ashton

12 October - 22 December 2017

Swift as light by Juliet Gutch

The light moves fast revealing contoured lines,
it flocks the fields then leaves and flees elsewhere.
The swifts are swooping, shrieking as they climb,
born to feed to sleep to mate while gliding in air.
The light moves quickly, covering a lake of grey,
the water like granite found steely wet on high.
A magnetic luminescence astounds the day
and on scythe shaped wings they dip to sip as they fly.
Their ceaseless, tireless soaring by day and by night
has untethered the swift from customary rest.
Unable to perch it is caught within its flight,
ebullience tempered by a primal need to nest.
A balance of elation with stillness intertwined:
like light come and gone, - so difficult to find.

Juliet and Jamie create mobiles that soar and dance through air. Rachel’s large figurative forms in motion are composed of tiny intricate paper birds. The works are united by a spirit of movement and progress.

On High: in Hope has been curated by jaggedart in collaboration with Circus. 

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