Simon Callery discusses his exhibition Inland Sealand, commissioned by Exlab and Sherborne House Arts, on view though September 9, 2012.
Callery remarks: "my challenge was to be aware of the geology under foot, to recognize its impact on the character and use of the landscape and importantly to work out how this might influence the paintings. There is a very vital equation that needs to be made absolutely clear in this situation and that is how the experience of landscape impacts on painting. Since I don’t use painting as a way of depicting the surface appearance of landscape it is the experience of the material landscape that I go to for clues to develop my paintings. I see it as how the experience of landscape can serve the needs of painting rather than how painting can serve to represent landscape."