Reflections on Voices From The Wilderness

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Thanks to everybody who came down last night to my and John Wilkinson’s opening of our exhibition Voices From The Wilderness. We both felt it was well attended, and the evening was full of conversations engaging in the subject of the works, and how and why and John Wilkinson’s works potentially work well together. (The exhibition is open 11-4pm, until 2nd October)

I thought the fact we both place an utmost importance on the work title’s being visible next to the works gave us a common ground in our motivations for making and exhibiting our works. We also agreed that our works shared a similarity in that they both present human landscapes that initially look chaotic to the eye, only to slowly come together more as an organised chaos, dealt out by the dynamics/forces of the system that drives the world. Personally, it was really nice to finally show my video-work The Mary Celeste Project (The Scene of Crash) next to my drawings.

I also feel it’s important to add that we have another opening on Friday 25 September, where a collection of talented spoken word and sound artists will play in the gallery space.

The event will start at 7pm, with Gav Roberts opening at 7.15, followed by Liz Ferrets and Kevin Titterton. At about 8pm we will have a noise performance by SW1-Hunter.

SW1-Hunter is Adam Denton, who is one half Trans/Human.
Trans/Human began life at The Audacious Art Experiment in Sheffield in 2011.
Around that time John Ledger and Adam Denton would discuss many of the themes explored and rendered in John’s work. For the performance tonight SW1-Hunter draws on these fragments of history and its impact on the construction of a/the self.

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About John Ledger

A visual Artist, eternal meanderer and obsessive self-reflector by nature, who can’t help but try to interpret everything from within the tide of society. His works predominantly take the form of large scale ballpoint pen landscape drawings and map-making as social/psychological note-making. They are slowly-accumulating responses to crises inflicted upon the self in the perplexing, fearful, empty, and often personality-erasing human world.

4 responses to “Reflections on Voices From The Wilderness”

  1. Anthony Rowland says :

    Seen your work at KIAC. Two weeks ago loved it.

  2. John Wilkinson says :

    Reblogged this on Rambling through an abstract landscape and commented:
    Notes on our joint show by John Ledger 🙂

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