Mike Perry Land/Sea Exhibition

Ocean Exmouth

Ocean Exmouth, Queen's Drive, Exmouth, UK

Starts   2021-06-08, 10:00 AM (BST)
Ends     2021-08-14, 05:00 PM (BST)

Organized by Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG)

A new exhibition launching on World Ocean Day to highlight the issues surrounding plastic pollution and protecting our blue planet.

Land/Sea (Tir/Môr) is a major solo exhibition by Wales-based artist Mike Perry spearheading East Devon’s new Climate campaign – Climate Conversations. This display is part of a larger exhibition at THG in Honiton, which features 20 works from two ongoing series – Wet Deserts and Môr Plastig.

Mike Perry focuses our attention on the growing environmental crisis at home, probing questions about our activity and inactivity. The works spark conversation bringing contemporary environmental issues to our attention, not in a campaigning emotionally charged way, but through analytical examination and poetic reflection, pulling us into a very personal contemplation.

The selection in Exmouth includes two large bodies of work from the Môr Plastig series (Welsh for ‘plastic sea’). Over a 5 year period Perry has collected and forensically photographed plastic objects such as bottles, shoes and packaging washed up on the beaches of West Wales, inviting us to consider the pollution of our beaches, the impact of consumerism and what we might be leaving for future generations.

Photo credit: Soft Drinks Bottles Grid x 15, Môr Plastig, Pembrokeshire, Wales 2012, Archival digital prints on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper, 280 cms x 192 cms © Mike Perry
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Ocean Exmouth, Queen's Drive, Exmouth, UK

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