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 Andrew Brooks. Image courtesy of the artist. Relativity, David Ogle, 2015. Green lasers and steel frame. Landscape installation. Photo: Andrew Brooks. Image courtesy of the artist.

Visual artist, David Ogle presents his ongoing project Loomings, taking him out of the domesticity of the city and into the forests and fields

Loomings harnesses the drama of remote landscapes. David Ogle produces artworks that call attention to their own environments. With deep rooted associations in the history of painting and in particular, the Romantic movement, Ogle considers his place within the natural landscape.

 Andrew Brooks. Image courtesy of the artist. Smog, David Ogle, 2015. Multi-coloured smoke pyrotechnics. Landscape installation. Photo: Andrew Brooks. Image courtesy of the artist.

Developed from Ogle s previous indoor site-responsive light works and drawings, Loomings encapsulates the artist s ambition to escape the built environment and the confines of walls, floors and ceilings. Exploring notions of materiality, permanence and the perception of objects in space, Ogle uses light and space as a sculptural medium, creating innately ephemeral work, as the location shapes the work but also becomes manipulated by it.

 Andrew Brook. Image courtesy of the artist. Sail, David Ogle, 2015. White smoke pyrotechnics and white light. Landscape installation. Photo: Andrew Brook. Image courtesy of the artist.

Taken from the title of the first chapter in Herman Melville s Moby Dick, this project references Ishmael's feeling of being pulled towards the wilderness and wanting to leave behind the constraints and domesticity of the city. Ishmael is journeying through a barren landscape in search of a rare natural anomaly - the white whale.

Ogle will be showing a small selection of these works at Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre from 27 February - 14 May 2016.

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