Terra & Tide: a contemporary collective

ENVISION ARTS VIRTUAL GALLERY, TERRA & TIDE IS NOW ON DISPLAY

FROM SEPTEMBER 1ST - SEPTEMBER 30TH.

We were pleased to have received numerous submissions from talented artists across the United States and over 15 countries, including Germany, Hong Kong, France, The Netherlands, Sweden, Canada, Australia, Nigeria, Greece and more!

We could not be more excited to reach so many talented artists! Thank you so much to all of the artists who applied for sharing your work with us.

We are pleased to announce Best in Show winner as Nerissa Cargill Thompson, from Manchester, United Kingdom, for her piece titled Message in a Bottle, 2019.

Message in a Bottle, 2019, mixed media sculpture, 21 x 9 x 3, £125

Message in a Bottle, 2019, mixed media sculpture, 21 x 9 x 3, £125

About the artist:

Nerissa Cargill Thompson encourages the viewer to stop and look closer; to consider the beauty, value and purpose in the old and discarded through photography and three-dimensional textiles. Her work investigates how things change appearance & shape over time, not just eroding or decaying but also new layers of growth, giving interesting juxtapositions of structure and colour. She uses old clothes and scrap materials within her work for economic & ecological sustainability, choosing fabrics that hold some significance or connection to the work.

The artist invites us to consider the packaging that we use and discard on a daily basis; objects such as drinks bottles that are so lightweight and seem so insignificant that we barely notice them. Casting concrete in actual litter to give this waste a greater physical and psychological presence that mirrors the seriousness of the ecological catastrophe we are creating with them

Cargill Thompson’s incorporation of detailed embroidery touches upon the way our waste becomes subsumed into the natural world around us. However, the pretty, colourful lichens, seaweed and molluscs fail to obliterate the hulking, grey, concrete bottles that peer out from beneath them. The damage we are causing to planet Earth and ourselves may be hidden but it is there nevertheless and needs our immediate attention.


I’d also like to take a moment to list our honorable mentions for this exhibit:

Sarah Loch-Test, from Texas, United States; Andrea Shearing, from East Sussex, United Kingdom; and Monica Meyer, from London, United Kingdom.

Sarah Loch-Test. Cuyahoga on Fire, 2016, Copper, Brass, Sterling Silver and Enamel, 3 x 2 x .5 inches, $600

Sarah Loch-Test. Cuyahoga on Fire, 2016, Copper, Brass, Sterling Silver and Enamel, 3 x 2 x .5 inches, $600

A very special thank you to all artists who applied for this virtual gallery. Congratulations to all!

Visit this exhibition HERE.

To view our current calls for artists, please visit HERE.


If you are an artist or author and are interested in applying for a chance to be featured in Envision Arts Magazine, please email envisionartshow@gmail.com, or visit HERE for application details.