Summer Exhibition At The Pump House Gallery

Samara Scott reflects on the history of Battersea Park in her exhibition

Samara Scott
Samara Scott's Lonely Planet 11 2015. Image courtesy of The Sunday Painter

The Pump House Gallery presents a site-specific work by Samara Scott in Battersea Park, combining the rich industrial history of the area with the tradition of outdoor works of art in the park.

The exhibition is being held from 4 August 2016- 25 September 2016 with and Exhibition Preview on 3 August from 6.30–8.30pm.

Taking on the iconic site of the Pleasure Garden Fountains in the heart of Battersea Park, Scott creates a ‘liquid painting’. Through the use of bio-degradable dyes she has coloured the fountains, creating a dynamic display that shifts and changes with the flow of water around the pipe systems. By also including sculptural elements she adds texture and depth to the often flat surface of the pools. This temporary, at times performative, installation engages with both the heritage site as a space for celebration and the industrial history of Battersea.

The use of food dyes/chemicals within the pools, normally used to keep the space free of algae, locates the work within the salt petre and chemical works that first brought such large swathes of people to the area.

Samara Scott (b. 1985) lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions and presentations include: Frieze London, 2015; Silks, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, 2015; Harvest, The Sunday Painter, London, 2014; Poems, Almanac Projects, London, 2013.

July 25, 2016