This exhibition from Rosemarie Blackthorn and Christopher Grimmer explores the space between the representational nature of astrophotography with the ambiguity of abstract art. Using Newton’s seven colours of visible light, Rose works with Chris’ images of celestial bodies to create paintings that investigate the experience of looking up into the night sky. Together, Chris and Rose consider the limits of technology and imagination, pushing against the boundaries of what seen, what is known and what can be believed.
Abstraction in oils frees Rose from the limitation of representation and allows for a more intellectual approach to working with Chris. With influences as diverse as, Georgia O’Keefe, James Turrell and Mark Rothko, Rose created paintings and drawings steeped in her wonder of the science and technology.
Chris specialises in astrophotography, but also has a keen interest in macro and infrared photography. His images capture the magnificence of celestial bodies and the wonders of insects in the Norfolk landscape. Chris walked into the Seething Observatory in 2014 and hasn’t looked back since. His obsession with photographing the heavens led to his being shortlisted in the 2016 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Awards, a double shortlisting in the UK Astrophotographer of the year as well.
Anteros Arts Foundation
Tue 16–Sat 27 Oct
Venue: Anteros Arts Foundation
Cost: Free, drop-in
Age: All ages