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From 'Fragile', an exhibition of David Anthony Hall's work at 60 Threadneedle Street, London. Presented with VJB Arts and Thompson's Gallery.
From 'Fragile', an exhibition of David Anthony Hall's work at 60 Threadneedle Street, London. Presented with VJB Arts and Thompson's Gallery.
From 'Fragile', an exhibition of David Anthony Hall's work at 60 Threadneedle Street, London. Presented with VJB Arts and Thompson's Gallery.
From 'Fragile', an exhibition of David Anthony Hall's work at 60 Threadneedle Street, London. Presented with VJB Arts and Thompson's Gallery.
From 'Fragile', an exhibition of David Anthony Hall's work at 60 Threadneedle Street, London. Presented with VJB Arts and Thompson's Gallery.
From 'Fragile', an exhibition of David Anthony Hall's work at 60 Threadneedle Street, London. Presented with VJB Arts and Thompson's Gallery.
From 'Fragile', an exhibition of David Anthony Hall's work at 60 Threadneedle Street, London. Presented with VJB Arts and Thompson's Gallery.
From 'Fragile', an exhibition of David Anthony Hall's work at 60 Threadneedle Street, London. Presented with VJB Arts and Thompson's Gallery.
From 'Fragile', an exhibition of David Anthony Hall's work at 60 Threadneedle Street, London. Presented with VJB Arts and Thompson's Gallery.
From 'Fragile', an exhibition of David Anthony Hall's work at 60 Threadneedle Street, London. Presented with VJB Arts and Thompson's Gallery.

David Anthony Hall presents new work in Fragile’; an exploration of our relationship with our natural, yet ultimately changing world. The distinct and prehistoric form of a tree provides a tie between ourselves and our earthly origins; dating back hundreds of millions of years, each has borne witness to our evolution and they are symbols of our relationship and weight on the earth.

David explains, ‘what really struck me about my travels in America was how fragile the trees I visited were and how much human activity has endangered them. We think of globalisation as a modern phenomena but you may well be surprised to discover we have a number of Giant Sequoia’s growing here in the UK as William Lobb visited The Giant Sequoias in California  in the 1850’s, where he collected seeds, shoots, and seedlings. These and many more were snatched up by wealthy Victorians to beautify their great British estates, kicking off quite a trade. 

California has been experiencing drought for many years (mainly due to human agriculture) and this has seriously endangered the Giant Sequoias. California’s iconic redwoods are also in danger from fire and infectious disease again as a result of man. Further North, on the Olympic peninsula in the pacific northwest, exploring the temperate rainforests of Hoh and Quinault feels like stepping back in time. However, these rainforests were very nearly lost to us as logging, which only began in the late 19th & early 20th centuries, was so intensive that the first view of the clear-cut hillsides happened as early as the 1920’s. This temperate rainforest had been pristine for millennia prior to this time, and today is littered with the stumps of ancient trees that were chopped down to fuel man’s insatiable demand for raw materials.’

Works are available as Archival Perspex Face Mounted Prints.  Unmounted or traditional framed prints with bespoke Wrapped Fabric Mounts are available on request, printed on 300gsm Museum Natural Velvet, which is a softly textured Fine Art cotton paper. Mounting and framing is undertaken by long-term partner, Genesis Imaging.

Fragile at Sixty Threadneedle Street

In conjunction with VJB Arts and Thompson’s Gallery

1st October 2016 – 26th January 2017

Sixty Threadneedle Street

London

EC2R 8HP

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Thompson’s Gallery

15 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 9UB

tel: 020 7935 3595 | enquiries@thompsonsgallery.co.uk

 

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