Our Sculptors Exhibitions
Somerset-based sculptor Simon Hitchens is opening a new exhibition at Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury, from 16 September to 2 December. The exhibition is curated by Freeny Yianni, Creative Director of CLOSE Ltd, a contemporary art gallery set in the grounds of Close House, Hatch Beauchamp, Somerset.
The exhibition, called ‘Parallels’, explores time and transience – the interconnected nature of what we share with the world. For three weeks, spanning the autumn equinox of 2019, Simon travelled the length of the British Isles, from latitude 50 in Cornwall to latitude 60 in Shetland. He was looking for rocks from eleven different geological time periods and to make drawings of the shadow lines cast by each rock at each of the eleven lines of latitude. Shadows cast from a twelfth geological object, a discarded lump of plastic, were drawn on a landfill site in London. Twelve cast iron shadow sculptures complement the drawings. There will also be a large concrete sculpture, Bearing Witness to Things Unseen, on display in the museum’s Abbey Barn, as well as a specially commissioned film exploring the making of a durational day drawing, on location on Exmore.