Films, sculptures and specially commissioned large-scale paintings by Jessica Warboys will be on show at this brand new display starting end of March at Tate St. Ives.
Located in the galleries overlooking Porthmeor Beach, the star of Warboys’ engaging exhibition is a series of her latest large-scale Sea Paintings – specially commissioned for the museum refurbishment and prepared on the Zennor coast.
In a unique practice that she developed at Falmouth School of Art, Warboys has employed the sea itself as her apprentice by submerging pigment-soaked canvases into the water and using the waves, salt and sand to guide her designs and produce vivid swaths that echo the water’s ebb and flow. Those large-scale, unframed canvasses will provide a backdrop to several new sculptures installed in the exhibition rooms, along with playful objects that reference Warboys’ on-going work in cinema and performance.
In the final room of the exhibition, the visitors will have the opportunity to experience Warboys’ films concerned with the British landscape and the real or imagined figures associated with it.
Tate St. Ives
31 March – 3 September 2017