Rebecca Reeve started the Marjory’s World series during a residency in Everglades National Park, which led to an exploration of a number of national parks across the USA. The concept draws inspiration from a ritual described in The Rings of Saturn by W. G. Sebald (1995). Reeve explains: “In the Netherlands in the 1600s – during the wake of the deceased – it was customary to cover all mirrors, landscape paintings and portraits with cloths. It was believed this would make it easier for the soul to leave the body behind. This ritual provided me with both a literal and contextual frame to shoot the landscape – a portal from domesticity into wilderness.” Building on this idea, Reeve photographed curtains in the landscape, sourcing used fabrics from the local areas in which she was working. The images comment upon our increasingly urban existence – a sense of disconnect from the natural world. www.rebeccareeve.com.
Vilma Pimenoff’s series brings Vanitas compositions into the Anthropocene age, drawing upon our production and use of plastic.
Monty Kaplan fluctuates between modes of working. Colour is rendered as an emotive backdrop, carrying a sense of joy and woeful nostalgia.