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Wednesday, 3 July 2019 to Saturday, 13 July 2019
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Wednesday, 3 July 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Alan Cristea Gallery will be mounting an exhibition of field sketches, new studio drawings and prints by Emma Stibbon, entitled Fire and Ice, to celebrate the release of a book of the same name published by the Royal Academy of Arts, London.

Emma Stibbon is fascinated by environments in flux, and her work explores the impact of natural forces and human activity on some of the most inhospitable and environmentally vulnerable parts of the world. This exhibition and book document Stibbon’s fieldwork and journeys that have led her from the frozen extremes of Antarctica to volatile landscapes, such as Hawai’i, which have been shaped by volcanic activity. Sketches made during her travels and ephemera will be displayed alongside drawings and prints made in Stibbon’s studio.

Stibbon engages with her subject through drawing from observation out in the field. Concerned with immediately recording the information or experience, Stibbon uses wet media for speed such as watercolour or Indian ink. She varies her drawing tools between brushes, dip pens, and found media and pig-ment, including volcanic ash. The sketches have the immediacy of work made at speed using materials to hand and produced in difficult circumstances and often frozen conditions.

At the opening and book launch Emma Stibbon will be in conversation about her work with director of the gallery, Helen Waters. Contact rsvp@alancristea.com to confirm your attendance.

Fire and Ice is open from 3 - 13 July 2019.

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Emma Stibbon was born in 1962 in Münster, Germany. She studied for her Fine Art BA at Goldsmiths, University of London; and an MA in Research Fine Art the University of the West of England, Bristol.

Stibbon is fascinated by the impact of human activity on some of the world most isolated regions. Travelling widely, she draws environments that are undergoing dynamic change. Working from sketches and photographic records made on location, Stibbon’s studio-based works are a direct expression of her experiences in the field.

She has held several residencies, including Project Pressure, Annapurna Range, Nepal (2017); National Parks North Rim Residency, Grand Canyon (2017); Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Residency (2016); Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut (2016); Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute placement in Antarctica (2013) and the Arctic Circle (2013), and a Derek Hill Scholarship at the British School in Rome (2010).

Stibbon’s work has been internationally exhibited, with recent solo shows at Verey Gallery, Eton College, Berkshire (2017) touring to Rochester Art Gallery; Galerie Bastian, Berlin (2017, 2015); Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge (2015); Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre, Wiltshire (2013, 2011); Potsdam Kunstverein, Berlin (2012); and Listhus Artspace, Iceland (2012). Stibbon had her first solo exhibition at the Alan Cristea Gallery in 2017. 

Her work is held in numerous private and public collections including the Stadtmuseum, Berlin; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery; Pallant House Gallery, Chichester; the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon-Tyne; and Potsdam Museum. She was elected Royal Academician in 2013.

Emma Stibbon lives and works in Bristol, England.

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+44 (0)20 7439 1866

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43 Pall Mall

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