NOTTINGHAM, UK.- If you go down into the woods today, youre in for a big surprise
magic, mystery and magnificence all lurk in Forest opening at Nottingham Castle on 26 February. This themed multi-sensory exhibition brings together a range of works by contemporary artists who have been influenced by the beauty and atmosphere of the forest.
On entering Forest visitors will experience the complex relationship between human beings and the forest. Paintings, video, photographs and installations explore not only the beautiful, mystical and sublime atmosphere of Forest, but also the ways we have used forest throughout history for our own purposes, which are as diverse as exploration and deforestation. It investigates notions of Forest as life giver, as a symbol of national pride and as a place of refuge and isolation.
Encapsulating the breathtaking awe inspired by the natural world, the exhibition includes pieces inspired by the minute world of fairies alongside larger works like Dalziel and Scullions 8ft photographic installation. Also included is an alpine landscape in a glass cube and an incredible atmospheric wax room by Ken Parsons. This dome-like structure, 5 metres in diameter, is made of wax and features multi-coloured panels with light and sound to evoke the passing of the day within a forest. Other artists include Anya Gallaccio, George Brecht, Mr & Mrs Ivan Morison, Mariele Neudecker and Samantha Clark.