Groundwork Gallery, Kings Lynn – Stewart Hearn’s latest exhibition, ‘Water Rising’
Making art in storm and calm. A mixed media exhibition with 7 other artists.
9 March – 1 June
Suggesting another message about drinking water, conservation, and the need to regard it as a valuable resource, London Glassworks master glassblower, Stewart Hearn’s phalanx of large glass bottles made originally for a Thames Water Festival in London, hold the centre of the space and a counterpart to the images of encounter and danger. They are slightly iridescent and gilded, reminiscent of the kinds of ancient bottles dredged up from the river during archaeological digs. They represent random finds of vessels for containing liquid and keeping it precious. We are reminded that water both protects us and makes us, it is an essential resource for human survival.
Groundwork Gallery, 17 Purfleet Street, Kings Lynn PE30 1ER