Alongside this more traditional show, Rebecca Louise Law has produced Seasons, a Journey Through Nature, an enthralling site specific installation through the main galleries at Compton Verney. Huge swags of dried flowers loop through the rooms creating a strange sense of frozen movement and setting up sprays of delicate shadow patterns against the white walls. It’s a marvellous experience. The fragility of the form creates a lovely sense of caution and intrigue. Bags need to be clutched tightly and Compton Verney’s technicians have been trained in the art of copper wire repair.
This main event is backed up by other work: huge squares of natural weaves, paintings, sculptures and nature diaries. There’s also a selection of nature diaries from local community and school groups who have been involved in the creation of the installation.
For further information about Rebecca Louise Law and her amazing installations, please follow this link to her website which has a lovely short video of her and the team making this installation.
To complement these two exhibitions, Compton Verney have set up an Instagram tag of #CVNatureDiary for people to share their pictures of nature.
MARY NEWCOMB: NATURE’S CANVAS runs until Sunday 5 September and is held in association with Crane Kalman Gallery, London.
REBECCA LOUISE LAW: SEASONS, A JOURNEY THROUGH NATURE runs until Monday 30 August.
Both are at Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park. For further details please see their website.