Galleries - January 2020

In the last three decades, contemporary landscape painter Lydia Bauman has travelled the world searching out indigenous landscapes of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Morocco, Israel and the British Isles and interpreting them in her unique mixed media technique involving plaster, wax, resin, patinas, gold, silver and copper leaf as well as sand and organic matter collected on her travels. Her son, the photographer Karl Dudman, has a similarly international portfolio, including work from Canada, Iceland, Hawaii, Morocco and the USA among others. He is particularly interested in the storied nature of landscapes and ways of seeing in response to the diversity of the planet’s natural and cultural environments. Their recent joint project ‘Looking for Georgia – New Mexico in the Footsteps of Georgia O’Keeffe’ was exhibited at Mall Galleries in 2019. As Lydia and Karl move on to prepare for their next ambitious project, Japan 2021, this exhibition entitled ‘Earthworks’ at London’s Mall Galleries (March 24 – 29) charts the evolution of their respective techniques and ways of seeing in response to Earth’s beauty and diversity. from top: Lydia Bauman ‘Plaza Blanca, New Mexico’ Lydia Bauman ‘Red Rocks, Ghost Ranch New Mexico’ Karl Dudman ‘Thorns and Sheets, Northern New Mexico’ Karl Dudman ‘Lenticular Cloud, Iceland’