Fall Line: Wycliffe Stutchbury Solo Exhibition

6 November - 22 December 2020
Overview

Wycliffe Stutchbury's forthcoming solo exhibition is comprised of ambitious pictorial wall panels inspired by the countryside he has experienced and lived in over his lifetime; from the Fenlands of East Anglia to the South Downs coated in thick forests, where the artist spent his earliest days. This childhood relationship to woodland means he has an intrinsically close bond to his material: holly bush, oak and bogwood express his emotional connection to his subject while acting as an index of place itself. For Wycliffe, the finished work is always an exploration of landscape, 'an observation of its folds and contours, its valleys, peaks and ridges'. Field, furrow, fold and fall line are all embedded in the undulating scenery his work recalls. 

 

Rhythms ebb and flow through the artist’s making process, as patterns emerge in linear forms and subtle tonal changes susurrate across the picture’s surface - reminding us of the wood’s creation, guiding us back to place; where moods change, sun warms and water soaks.

Works
  • Wycliffe Stutchbury Gayles Farm 5, 2020 Discarded oak fencing on cotton hung on 3 section hinged European oak frame 210 H x 210 W cm
    Wycliffe Stutchbury
    Gayles Farm 5, 2020
    Discarded oak fencing on cotton hung on 3 section hinged European oak frame
    210 H x 210 W cm
  • Wycliffe Stutchbury The Rodd, 2020 Discarded barn cladding 127 H x 79 W cm
    Wycliffe Stutchbury
    The Rodd, 2020
    Discarded barn cladding
    127 H x 79 W cm
  • Wycliffe Stutchbury Hundred Foot Drain 6, 2020 Excavated bog oak 125 H x 50 W cm
    Wycliffe Stutchbury
    Hundred Foot Drain 6, 2020
    Excavated bog oak
    125 H x 50 W cm
  • Wycliffe Stutchbury Hundred Foot Drain 10, 2020 Excavated Bog Oak 150 H x 150 W cm
    Wycliffe Stutchbury
    Hundred Foot Drain 10, 2020
    Excavated Bog Oak
    150 H x 150 W cm
  • Wycliffe Stutchbury Hundred Foot Drain 9 Excavated bog oak 100 H x 150 W cm
    Wycliffe Stutchbury
    Hundred Foot Drain 9
    Excavated bog oak
    100 H x 150 W cm