When the earth holds you presents a series of intimate collaborations with landscape. Where paper votives and performative prints respond to rhythms of the year.

The moon is a mirror of the sun, as the seasons our testament to time.

Here is the lesson:
The circle is an unknowable form.
Treat the earth as an apothecary, where poetic cosmologies emerge through the remembered rituals of making.

The elements used for orientation:
natural dye

Perennial – Spring. Plenty-Summer. Enlighten – Autumn. Celestial -Winter.

‘make a poem that does not disturb
the silence from which it came’.

How to Be a Poet (to remind myself) – Wendell Berry

My desire to limit the material impact on the planet is born from my intuitive practice; a meditation on materials and materials as meditation.
I explore our somatic relationship to the physical realm within a palette of light and time.
Inspiration is found in the symbolic cosmology of Tantra paintings. They possess a vibratory beauty that inspires acute attention, boundless contemplation.

‘Painted silences. Nothing extraneous.
Just a certain discreet but sure perfection.’

Tantra song – Franck Andre Jamme

Lucy May Schofield is visual artist working in collaboration with expansive landscapes and dark skies. She charts the seasonal shifts through performative interplays and expanded print. These take place during the yearly solstices and equinoxes. Her residencies in remote places have offered opportunities to observe the ways in which time behaves. Reflecting on our place in the cosmos and the phases of the moon have inspired a dialogue with the temporal and transient nature of our impermanence. A graduate of London College of Printing she was awarded a one-year residency with Visual Arts in Rural Communities in rural Northumberland, where she is still currently based. She has attended residencies in Japan, Italy, Iceland and the US. Lucy was recently elected as an Associate member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. Her work has been presented at The Kentler International Drawing Space New York, 3331 Arts Chiyoda Tokyo and The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition London. Her work is held in public and private collections including Tate Britain, The Ashmolean Museum and Yale Centre for British Art. In 2021 she was awarded a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust to develop her practice and in 2020 was the winner of the Flourish Award for excellence in printmaking.

The preview event for this exhibition is on Thursday 24 August, 6pm-8pm. A talk with Lucy, the artist, will take place in the gallery on Saturday 26 August, beginning at 3pm. A curator’s talk with Lada Wilson is scheduled for Sunday 3 September, beginning at 3pm.


Event Details

Date: August 24 - September 5
Time: Mon-Wed by appointment and Thu-Sun, 12pm-6pm

Patriothall Studios
Wasps Patriothall

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