Land, Sea and Air

New Art Gallery Walsall

May 27 – September 4, 2016

Land, Sea and Air
Installation view
New Art Gallery Walsall (2016)

Land, Sea and Air
Installation view
New Art Gallery Walsall (2016)

Land, Sea and Air
Installation view
New Art Gallery Walsall (2016)

Land, Sea and Air
Installation view
New Art Gallery Walsall (2016)

Land, Sea and Air
Installation view
New Art Gallery Walsall (2016)

Land, Sea and Air
Installation view
New Art Gallery Walsall (2016)

Land, Sea and Air
Installation view
New Art Gallery Walsall (2016)

Land, Sea and Air
Installation view
New Art Gallery Walsall (2016)

Land, Sea and Air
Installation view
New Art Gallery Walsall (2016)

Land, Sea and Air
Installation view
New Art Gallery Walsall (2016)

Land, Sea and Air
Installation view
New Art Gallery Walsall (2016)

Land, Sea and Air
Installation view
New Art Gallery Walsall (2016)

Land, Sea and Air
Installation view
New Art Gallery Walsall (2016)

Land, Sea and Air
Installation view
New Art Gallery Walsall (2016)

Land, Sea and Air
Installation view
New Art Gallery Walsall (2016)

Land, Sea and Air
Installation view
New Art Gallery Walsall (2016)

Press Release

Land, Sea and Air
New Art Gallery Walsall, UK

Maps have continued to provide a potent source material for artists for many years. They provide attempts to create order from a world that is ever in transformation; whether in terms of physical manifestations such as the erosion of land masses or the rapid expansion of cities; or through shifting or contested borders, betraying evidence of conflict, resistance, negotiation and power. Maps also serve to support a sense of identity or an engagement with a specific time and place.

This exhibition brings together a diverse selection of international artists engaging in different ways with  maps, and by extension, borders and territory. Paintings, drawings, prints, video, sculpture and installation combine to create a visually powerful and thought provoking exhibition. The selected artists vary in approach and their works span a period of over forty years. Consistent within all of these works is a combination of the personal, the poetic and the political.