A Quiet Obsession

June 10, 2015 by Perthshire Creates

A Quiet Obsession is an unusual exhibition of painted wooden panels, photographs and 3D pieces runs at Strathearn Artspace, Crieff from 4 – 30 July, by artists Anne Gilchrist and Christine Partridge.

Trees, the Beech and Oak, are at the core of this exhibition that explores our connection to nature and the passing of time.

Anne has spent years closely exploring the oak woodland landscape on the shores of Loch Tay. Her work plays with our perception of landscape, our sense of place and the values we put on our experience in the environment – and, pulling us in, link us to our aboriginal selves. Alongside the paintings, she exhibits photographs showing each piece in the woods where it was created.

Chris’s work is the outcome of a two-year conversation with an avenue of ancient beech trees. Through using a limited, muted palette of oil and wax along with fire on pieces of beech, she has tried to capture the organic, sinuous embodied presence of these trees. Her work explores the relationship we have with beauty, vulnerability and the possibilities to be found in ageing and impermanence.

Chris, a final year degree student with the Open College of Arts, balances her work as a facilitator and coach with art. The work in this exhibition is the culmination her degree.
Anne is an established artist based in Edinburgh.