Concrete Nature explores four individual relationships with urban concrete, through walking, commuting and recording experiences, memory and re-imagining .
Works are presented by Carolyn Blake, Jen Dixon, James Fowkes and Paul Newman. Their documents are translated through collage, painting and photography. Each artist presents alternative and overlapping perspectives; interpreting modernist infrastructure and its juxtaposition with nature, the romantic notion of the ruin as explored in art histories and the translation of urban concrete with materials including cardboard and paint.
The scenes set include motorway bridges above canal paths, multistory carparks, and railway line infrastructure. There is a connection here with transportation, the commute and moving through urban and suburban landscapes.