This exhibition by artist Noelle Genevier from CPP Hounslow's Visual Arts Programme explores colour and nature through contemporary collage.
work starts with colour and material; folded paper and photographs that combine
in her collages to create new worlds of ideas.
collages take two forms; the digitally created, flat patterns, and the more
organic handmade three-dimensional assemblages. These forms echo Noelle’s
interest in the environment, both urban and natural, coming together at a
threshold of shifts and changes.
like Hounslow’s environment that touches the city at one edge, and countryside
at its other, this work explains our surroundings through connected and
The connections that can be found between the images
are many, limitless, even. Colour, pattern, shape and subject intertwine
together, eliminating boundaries and forging new connections. The way that
things are connected, interdependent in interlocking networks draws our
attention to the ecology of our environment, reminding us that humanity and
nature rely on each other for survival.
The work is informed by
ecologist Jane Bennett’s theory of ‘Vibrant Matter’, that everything is
interconnected. Our world, whether
microscopic lifeforms, or stars reaching light years across, become
significant, if we choose to look and ponder with a deep curiosity.
Noelle Genevier (born
in 1958) lives, works and studies in Surrey. She recently completed an MA in
Fine Art at Unviersity of the Creative Arts. However, up until 2016 had little
knowledge or experience of contemporary fine art.While studying for her BA Fine Art she
quickly assimilated ideas and concepts which soon became reflected in her
Noelle’s collages contain themes of the
everyday and nature using her own and found images. This convergence of matter
and meshing of materials reflects the search for a new understanding of how the
world works and how humans reside within it.
Noelle has had several
solo and joint exhibitions over the past four years, notably an installation
for the National Trust, Dapdune Wharf, Guildford.Noelle has a feature in Art Habens special
2020 biennial edition and had a virtual exhibition with Chapel Arts Studios,
Andover during May 2020.
Visit the exhibition at Cranford Library during usual library opening hours, or you can view this exhibition online.
This exhibition is part of the Creative People and Places
Hounslow Visual Arts Programme of exhibitions and events in
libraries and cafes across the borough.
To get involved, please contact email@example.com or visit www.hounslowvisualarts.org.uk
Image credit: detail of Expanding Navigations iii by Noelle Genevier