Simon Pope : Mountains and Lacunæ  

Thursday 29 October 2009 7 - 9pm   (by invitation only)

Mountains and Lacunæ continues Simon Pope's exploration of mountain landscapes, recalled from memory and reimagined through dialogue.

Pope is again joined by artist Sarah Cullen for this second event in the series, inviting you to bring your memories of mountains - peaks, valleys, lakes and forests – to the gallery. Once gathered, you are invited to share your memories, talking to each other informally, describing the mountain scenes that you have conveyed with you.

 Echoing the early days of the Alpine Club, the gallery's parlour rooms become filled with vast mountain vistas, rendered through speech and embellished through dialogue, before being dispersed once again into memory.

Simon Pope (Exeter, UK) is an artist and Reader in Fine Art at Cardiff School of Art & Design. His recent work explores the interactions of walking, memory and dialogue in the representation of landscape. He represented Wales at the Venice Biennale of Fine Art in 2003. Simon lives in London and works in Cardiff, UK where he leads the MA Fine Art and MFA programmes.

Sarah Cullen (Toronto) is an artist currently studying towards a Masters in Geography at Queen Mary, University of London. Her current research explores models of collaboration between artists and geographers. Sarah lives and works in London.