11 Jul – 20 Sep 2015
Location: Photography gallery
Rosemary Laing is one of the most influential artists of her generation. Transportation explores her sustained interest in the nature of place and landscape, and the relationship between technology, labour, time and speed.
The starting point of the exhibition is Laing’s 1995 series greenwork, which the Gallery holds in its entirety. greenwork comprises two aspects: hyper-green digitally enhanced landscapes, and time-lapse photographs of airport tarmacs and jet streams against vivid skies. Joined by specific works from the related 1996-97 series brownwork, these photographs examine the in-between spaces where flight and travel are performed.
Image: Rosemary Laing brownwork #7 1997, type C photograph, 122 × 262 cm, purchased 1998 © Rosemary Laing