Project Space & Art Gallery |Spring 2015
Saturday 25 April until Friday 26 June 2015
The earliest settlement in Eastbourne was built around the Bourne stream. ‘Tidemark’ makes a direct reference to the history of this watercourse – now hidden from view but still running through the centre of town. A polished surface bisects the work: the connections between the objects above and below are physical and metaphorical – making reference to the machinery of the modern city and the interconnectedness of our everyday lives.
The work shows how ideas and forms change as they move from one part of the world to another, by bringing them together in a previously unexplored relationship of form to create new worlds of encounter.
Jonathan Wright's constructed works embody the mechanics of a modern society: ‘We are surrounded by structures whose functions are mysterious, and these structures become invisible in their ubiquity. When encouraged to look at them afresh, to reverse our perspective, we realise we can see more and see better’.
Jonathan Wright works in painting, sculpture and installation, often incorporating sound. He studied at the RCA and has exhibited widely, both in the UK and abroad. Wright was one of the commissioned lead artists at the 2014 Folkestone Triennial with ‘Pent Houses’, created in collaboration with Diane Denver.