Galerie Bastian presents the solo exhibition VanishingPointby British artist Emma Stibbon,the gallery’s third exhibition of the artist’s work. Her body of new and recent works consists of watercolours, ink drawings and prints. Emma Stibbon depicts dynamic environments representing the extremes of nature. Her work ex- plores both the elemental forces shaping landscapes and the impact of human intervention and its traces.
In Vanishing Point Stibbon’s focus is on the constructed, built landscape carrying the weight of history, set against a rapidly changing Polar environment. The work infers both the narrowing focus of a historical perspective and the literal disap- pearance of the Polar ice caps. In constructing her drawings and printed graphic works Stibbon’s concern is to imply the viewer: we are placed within the frame of vision. Confronted with the sheer face of an ice sheet in Ice Front I & II we beco- me aware of an ever diminishing scale. Through her use of optical illusion and perspective we experience a fading out of view into the infinite nothingness of space.
Emma Stibbon – Vanishing Point
5 November 2022 to 14 January 2023
GALERIE BASTIAN, Taylorstraße 1, 14195 Berlin