Galleries - July 2021

Our longing for nature and wide horizons has never been greater than now, at the end of a year of enforced isolation in our homes. Before we fully regain our confidence in travel to far flung destinations, we can experience their magic in our own city - in London SW1 at the Mall Galleries to be precise. Lydia Bauman is an internationally exhibited contemporary artist whose bold and distinctive landscape paintings grace such corporate collections as Deutsche Bank, Saatchi & Saatchi, Warner Bros, United Airlines, The Dorchester and Gordon Ramsey, as well as numerous private collections around the world. In the last three decades she has travelled the world searching out wild and cultivated landscapes of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Morocco, Israel and the British Isles and interpreting them in her unique, highly textured mixed media technique, involving a secret recipe of plaster, wax, resin, patinas, gold, silver and copper leaf, sand and organic matter collected on her travels. Her son, environmental anthropologist and award winning photographer Karl Dudman, likewise travelled widely across landscapes of Canada, Iceland, Hawaii, Morocco and USA, capturing them in arresting and thought provoking colour and black and white images. In 2019 Mall Galleries hosted their joint exhibition Looking for Georgia, a stunning body of work resulting from a trip across New Mexico in the footsteps of Georgia O’Keeffe. Earthworks is a new exhibition charting the evolution of their respective techniques and ways of seeing in response to Earth’s beauty, diversity and fragility. For collectors it is an opportunity to secure a rarely seen classic from across various periods of Lydia’s career, or a beautiful early work of a promising young photographer, Karl. And as we all try to do something to protect the environment, Earthworks is also an opportunity to do just that: all sales help fund the planting of trees in aid of the National Trust Woodland Appeal. Mall Galleries London SW1, July 6-1, 10am-5pm @lydia_bauman_studio @karmmanuel Preview Earthworks Collection here: 2020/earthworks-catalogue/ from the top: Plaza Blanca New Mexico; Mount Fuji; Tree in the Desert New Mexico; Cerro Pedernal New Mexico