Red Lines: Evan Roth, The Usher Gallery, Lincoln, 01 Jun 2019 - 15 Sep 2019

Bracey, Andrew and Rimmer, John (2021) Red Lines: Evan Roth, The Usher Gallery, Lincoln, 01 Jun 2019 - 15 Sep 2019. Journal of Contemporary Painting . ISSN 2052-6695

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Abstract

This extended review of Evan Roth’s exhibition Red Lines at The Usher Gallery, Lincoln explores several different aspects of the work, including notions of landscape, network culture, looking attentively and connections to painters, most notably in the review to Mondrian. The review focuses on a single installation consisted of an oval configuration comprized of largely 18th and 19th Century landscape paintings from the Usher Gallery’s collection and Roth’s videos. Red Lines was an Artangel commission that features a network of infrared films from different sites around the world where internet cables emerge from the sea. The notion of framing or boundaries sits within landscape tradition with respect to ownership and power are explored as concerns that clearly resonate with Roth and his exploration of networks and virtual space. The review ends on speculations over whether the work can be seen as an invitation to slow down in a culture that is increasingly speeded up, typified by the internet as it has increasingly informed our lives in the new millennium.

Keywords:Evan Roth, landscape, network culture, looking attentively, Landscape painting, exhibition review
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts (Fine Arts)
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ID Code:43925
Deposited On:22 Feb 2021 14:14

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