Walking The Line | Ruthin Craft Centre

29 September - 18 November 2018

Ruthin, Wales

Studio practice Forest + Found present an exhibition of new work by collaborative artists Max Bainbridge and Abigail Booth. 

Working alongside one another, Booth and Bainbridge tread the line between art and craft, crossing seamlessly between contemporary art practices and the traditions of craftsmanship, as they navigate the changing context of the maker. Driven by a deep relationship to the land, they produce sculptural and wall-based works that look at landscape as a site of exchange between material and the maker. Walking The Line is the biggest collection of work they have exhibited to date and is a reflection on form and composition in their work, and the meditative nature of their practice. Booth’s large, abstract textile pieces are rooted in the conceptual language and materiality of painting, while Bainbridge’s sculptural forms hewn from wood, reflect a need to create a tangible, physical presence in space.


Outland | Egg Trading

13 - 23 September 2018

London

Egg presents ‘Outland’, a new exhibition of work by collaborative artists Max Bainbridge and Abigail Booth. Working alongside one another, Booth and Bainbridge tread the line between art and craft, crossing seamlessly between contemporary art practices and the traditions of craftsmanship, as they navigate the changing context of the maker. Driven by a deep relationship to the land, they produce sculptural and wall-based works that look at landscape as a site of exchange between material and the maker. They seek out found material in far flung parts of the country, always looking for the remote and the unexpected; where landscape and time stands still. This exhibition of new work looks directly to the materiality of landscape found in outlying and remote regions where earth, fire and water form the connection of life to the land.

 

Realising Landscape | The Space at Caro

21 - 27 April 2018

Bruton

Max Bainbridge and Abigail Booth, present a new body of work in an exhibition that looks at landscape as a site of exchange between material and the maker. Their work challenges the relationship between the imagined and the actual, where landscape occupies the critical space between thought and process. Booth and Bainbridge treat this liminal space as a site where human narratives can be challenged and re-written through the interaction with the natural. Their use of material is integral to the work, with wood transformed into objects symbolic of human ritual, and cloth saturated in iron and earth to produce architectural, woven images.

 

 

Collect Open | Saatchi Gallery

22 - 25 Feb 2018

London

The Wash (wall), 2018
red chalk, iron and wood tannin on cotton

Hewn, Hollow, Burnt, Fallen Vessels (floor), 2018
green oak and sweet chestnut

For Collect Open Forest + Found have created one of their largest installations to date. Working collaboratively under their studio practice Forest + Found, Max Bainbridge and Abigail Booth work with wood, natural pigments and textiles to produce sculptural and wall based works, which draw upon architectural structures, the elements, ancient landscapes and cultural objects. Specialising in building relationships between grounded objects and the abstract, Bainbridge and Booth create installations that allow audiences to interact spatially and conceptually with their work.

Images of exhibition by Yeshen Venema

 

MAX BAINBRIDGE / ABIGAIL BOOTH