Artist on hand to talk about exhibition this weekendBy Julie Spencer
October 25, 2012
The destruction of coral reefs by global warming, tourism and overfishing is captured in an exhibition at a Bracknell gallery.
The Dying Sea by Dorothea Reid is an installation of fine porcelain and clay ceramic pieces created from dead plants that relate to the shapes and textures of corals.
Dorothea uses white as the dominant colour as it is the colour of bleached coral skeletons and represents a ghostly sense of loss, according to Janet Curley Cannon, director of ReOrsa, the artist organisation which manages the gallery.
Janet said “ Having seen Dorothea's work on corals in exhibitions in Buckinghamshire last year I
really wanted to have the opportunity to bring this show to Bracknell.
"The work is not only artistically beautiful but there is such a powerful message underlying it, art can be used to reflect the destruction that humanity is inflicting on the natural world.”
The exhibition can be seen through the windows of the gallery at any time until November 3 but Dorothea will be at the gallery on Saturday October 27, between noon and 4pm, to talk about her work.
Gallery@49 is a noncommercial contemporary art space promoting the work of visual artists from across the Thames Valley.