The imperfections of the mountain scape, It's peak lies above known territory

{Wall Text} The exhibition, “The Imperfections of the Mountain Scape” is highly intuitive due to its layout being meticulously composed, creating a sophisticated theme whilst obtaining a spontaneous atmosphere.  This exhibition infers that although mountains seem so perfectly sculpted, the hands of God purposely allowed rocky imperfections to become visible in order to communicate that even the land itself is unique amongst each other.  All these fifteen peculiar yet striking artworks are in strong relation to each other despite their differences, as they all consist of the stunning natural masterpiece, specified as Rocky Mountains. They are either showcased in a subtle manner or are being dominantly depicted in all of the pieces, having slight contrast to each other, yet still incorporating the central aspect that these mountains never have the same exact properties/functions, contrary to lacking individuality.  This exhibition contains artworks that use several different types of media which is extremely engaging as we see numerous representations of such a simplistic creation, yet it becomes evident to us that the Rocky Mountains are more than we see.  It’s rocky and jagged like foundation creates a contour that is so remarkable and diverse, that it becomes so difficult for us to not want to explore and gain further knowledge about these natural wonders through the amazing innovation of modern art.  In summation, the exhibition, “The Imperfections of the Mountain Scape” is definitely one of a kind and will provide you with detailed insight towards the Rocky Mountains – land that rose so abruptly from the earth, yet stands so elevated and graceful in every light!                                                                                                                                             {Audio Script} This artwork, “Hand-scape” composed in 2009, was created by the tremendously endowed Tomoya Kaishi, one of Japan’s paramount artists. Rather than this artwork being painted or sculpted, it was intentionally photographed in a close-up shot with utilising human hands, in order to mimic the contour and appearance of Rocky Mountains. It depicts four panels side by side, each showing a different form of mountain, which further enhances insight towards how unlike mountains have the potential to be.  The use of a dimmed lighted background across all panels manufactures both inordinate movement and a great sense of subtlety for the foreground to become more dominant and central in the artwork.  The mountains themselves are conveyed in four different colours; red, purple, yellow and blue, all colours than can infer various subjective perspectives.  I infer that human hands were used as a subject in this piece not only as they resemble mountains if formed correctly, but that they were used as a metaphoric symbol in that, man did not create mountains or Rocky Mountains, yet we use them for a soul purpose, for mankind! Possibly just for own happiness in admiring their timeless beauty, or climbing them for self-reassurance and praise from others, or to make them a place of income from tourist attractions. This artwork has explained how Humans have destroyed the integrity of Rocky Mountains in an abstract approach.                                                                                                                                               This artwork, “Mountains by the Traveller's Rest near Dolgelly” composed 1835, was created by the immensely gifted British artist Samuel Palmer, who was active in Italy for a short period in his life. This artwork used media such as refined watercolours and rudimentary gouache upon medium graphite, adequately textured on 29.8 x 46 cm dimensioned beige wove paper.  The beige wove paper is predominately exposed yet the middle section of the canvas is where the mountains are situated therefore allowing viewers to concentrate solely on the wonderful land forms. Respectively, it appears unfinished due to the exposure of the canvas, but it is not, which evokes feelings of confusion, yet you become intrigued to see it in depth and attempt to understand its meaning. The colours used in this artwork include; yellow, white, beige and brown, which creates a calming and peaceful atmosphere, as these shades are so light that they offer a sense of tranquillity which becomes extremely evident in studying the image.  The Rocky Mountains are painted far from abstract as they are intended to appear quite realistic, done by blending the colours in a way that reflects factors of natural lighting, shadows, rock formation and contour.  I believe that Palmer chose to expose the majority of the paper as he most probably assumed that filling those spaces would create distraction for his audience to really appreciate the simplicity yet detailed aspects of mountains, imperfections and all. Overall, it conveys mountains in such a transparent light, making it impossible for anyone to not understand this unacknowledged beauty. 

This work evidences the Subjective Frame, due to the fact that this piece is extremely innovative/abstract so people may infer different meanings.
This work evidences the Cultural Frame due to the Chinese Heritage influence, depicting a typical Chinese landscape setting.
This work evidences the Postmorden Frame, due to the use of appropriating 'cubism', a movement created by Picasso ending in 1912, reinforcing its chosen frame.
This work evidences the Structural Frame, due to the strong uses of all the seven aspects of this particular frame (line,colour,shape,texture,tone,size/scale,tone,space/motion/time).
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