LONDON: Patrick Heide Contemporary Art: “Soft Errors”

Soft Errors Installation shot at Patrick Heide CA. Photo by Marcus Leith
Soft Errors Installation shot at Patrick Heide CA. Photo by Marcus Leith

Works on paper by Andy Harper and sculptures by Kate Terry

Andy Harper’s work is drawn by an almost overwhelming abundance of resources. To engage with his paintings means to enter a whole new world on its own terms. References from botany, flora and primordial motifs as well as powerful colours and abstract arrangements stimulate our senses and imagination. A lot of the early painted surfaces, resembling various forms of vegetation, were inspired by J. G. Ballard’s 1962 science fiction novel “The Drowned World”. The story, which is set in the year 2145, portrays a post-apocalyptic and unrecognizable London submerged by tropical temperatures, flooding and accelerated evolution. Disliking the controlled landscaping of London, this fictional scenario formed the genesis for a constantly returning theme in the artist’s oeuvre.

Canadian born artist Kate Terry is known for her large-scale site-specific installations made entirely from thread softly breaking up the architectural structure. For “Soft Errors” a selection of Terry’s floor based sculptures will be on display combining geometric shapes with industrial materials such as wood or concrete in a condensed yet open construction. Terry’s installations and sculptures are architectural intervention, a play on perception and ephemeral object at the same time.

Image Credit: Soft Errors Installation shot at Patrick Heide CA.  Photo by Marcus Leith