Oil and Water by Jethro Brice (2013)
Graphite, yacht varnish and gouache on found board, 51 x 46 cm
“There is a substantial amount of evidence documenting the side effects of hydraulic fracturing, the majority of which are related to water contamination.”
creative juxtaposition, drawing a thread of continuity from counter-narratives of the past, to future imaginaries.
The work suggests new readings of the Bristol land- and water- scape, inviting viewers to revisit and re-imagine familiar places.
As weather patterns change and floods become more frequent, is it time to let go of foundational attitudes of control and learn to live with the river’s wilder side?