Jersey-based photographer, Glen Perotte, delves into the beauty of nature and the need to protect the environment, in the latest exhibition he has curated at the CCA Galleries International.
The exhibition, entitled ‘Remnants of Life’, is described as follows in the official commentary published with it: “In his latest body of work, Glen invites us to stop, breathe and notice nature in our urban environment and to consider our intrinsic connection to it. In his composition, Glen takes the modest, unassuming wild plants that colour the path to his studio and exalts them. Removed from this world where they compete with man’s measures to control and thwart their growth, he transfers them into another realm. He captures their vivid colours with a dreamlike quality, showcasing the magic that exists in each petal, each leaf, each stem. Even the virtues of those that are in decay are preserved and able to project their splendour.”
“Glen has arranged his subjects in water, reminding us that without water there is no life. Employing extraordinary lighting and photographic techniques, Glen has created images that enchant. He invites us to look with new eyes and to reflect on the fragility of existence, not just that of the plants’ but of mankind’s too.”
David Pike, Chief Operating Officer at Bedell Cristin, who was at the private viewing opening night of the exhibition commented: “The opportunity to sponsor Glen’s work came at a most appropriate time for the firm since we have started to re-visit our environmental impact and to discuss with our staff how we should address some of the issues around climate change and the environment in which we all work.”
“We may seem powerless to affect change, but Glen’s work brings home that we should be facing the challenge of what can do by looking at the environment that is around us in our lives and begin by looking to protect and maintain that.”
“As a consistent supporter of the arts, we are delighted to be sponsoring this inspiring exhibition in which Glen, through stunning use of colour and light, makes us all think hard about the commonplace aspects of nature, which we often ignore and the need to do more to protect the environment that is closest to us.”
The Exhibition is running until Friday 22 nd October and for those wishing to visit, the Gallery is open Monday – Friday, 12:00-18:00pm. For more information, click here.