Thru 21 April 2012
For his first solo exhibition at Gallery B15 in Copenhagen, Alan
Rankle has created a suite of works:
Occupy Nature : Wilderness Approaching from his ongoing series -
Landscape Painting Project.
These paintings emerge from Rankle's continuing absorption in the
metaphors and metaphysics of wilderness in relation to the culture of
cities, provoking the question central to all present day landscape
art - Is it possible to relate to wilderness in any meaningful way
from inside the imagined security of the city both 'real' and 'cyber',
or is it ironically now like the relationship we have to themed
environments such as Disneyworld and Dubai?
As increasingly catastrophic emergencies threaten the ecological
balance of the planet, the essential question of our relationship to
the natural world is evermore crucial. In his exploration of
historical landscape art as a subject Alan Rankle provokes a dialogue
which considers the role of art in creating the conceptual background
to present day attitudes to the environment.
Alan Rankle born 1952 is a graduate of Goldsmiths' College, London and
has exhibited widely since his first solo exhibition at the Institute
of Contemporary Art, London in 1973.
This recent series of paintings have been made following a
internationally acclaimed series of exhibitions with Kirsten Reynolds
with whom he collaborates as Rankle & Reynolds, in Milan, Rome,
Copenhagen, Lugano, Brighton and London.
Paintings by Alan Rankle have recently been purchased by The Tramman
Trust via The Art Fund for the following museums:
wednesday - friday 12-18 Saturday 12-15
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