Bridge and Crown, 2018
Archival digital print on Hahnemuhle paper
Framed dimensions 35.5 x 45.7 cms
Edition of 30
ABOUT THE WORK
Bridge and Crown was created by Louise Hopkins for the commission and exhibition Flying Fox, 18 September – 15 December 2018, which brought together a large-scale work of geometric abstraction made specifically for CAMPLE LINE’s gallery spaces with a group of smaller works on paper.
Hopkins wanted to connect the project very directly with the immediate environment and during a February visit, spent time positioning large abstract paintings around both the interior of CAMPLE LINE and the grounds outside. The scale of the paintings, and the effort in lifting them around, necessarily entailed a participatory element. Bridge and Crown is the result of one particular moment that saw Hopkins disappear under (and arguably into) her painting as she stands next to Cample Water, the arches of Cample Viaduct and winter trees in the background. For Hopkins, the connection between inside and out has always been important. Her use of repeated colours and forms speak of her interest in how abstraction and environment can relate and in the potential of abstraction to connect us vitally and emotionally to our surroundings.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Louise Hopkins has exhibited widely overseas and in the UK. In 2017 she completed Dance Number 2017 – a temporary Artist Wall Commission for the exterior of the Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art.
Her work has been included recently in two important group shows: NOW – Place and Journey, at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 2016, and Dévider le réel, at Les Abattoirs, FRAC Midi-Pyrenees, France, in 2015. In 2014 she had a one-person exhibition Black Sea, White Sea as part of GENERATION: 25 years of Contemporary Art in Scotland. In 2007 she was one of 6 artists who represented Scotland at the 52nd Venice Biennale, and in 2005 she had a major one-person exhibition Freedom of Information at The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh. Public collections include Jumex Collection, Mexico City; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne; British Council Collection, London; Arts Council of England, London; Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen; Les Abattoirs, Toulouse; and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and Edinburgh City Art Centre.
Bridge and Crown was produced for CAMPLE LINE on the occasion of Louise Hopkins’ 2018 exhibition Flying Fox:
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