COVID-19 may have disrupted life, but several artists have used that as their muse for a new exhibition.
Travels plan, the new show at Sawtooth ARI, brings together a collection of works that explore the connection of art, language, and history to real and digital spaces.
Esther Carlin's The tree sees double was created from a year of walking around and looking at parks.
"[My work] is about the idea of a mutation that might mean two things are possible at once," she said.
"The work comes out of last year, and is quite personal in a way. It's about grief and place, and it unfolds slowly."
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Carlin worked with a combination of images, video, text and narrative for the exhibit.
"I'm always interested in the interplay between photography and then story-telling through words," she said.
She hoped patrons would be reminded to pay attention to the small details around them and to listen.
Another exhibiting artist, Deborah Malor, has her work in The Space part of the gallery.
Malor said The Space provides a good area for artists to exhibit work's in progress.
Her work, This Earth at another scale, looks at the restriction of travel and how when someone is restricted, they look closely at what is around them.
"You get an understanding that you aren't standing back from a landscape but you are in it, you are part of the world, you are part of the earth," she said.
Malor's work uses a mix of Japanese paper, ink made from plant materials, aerial photography and maps.
Sawtooth ARI director Liam James said the pairing between Malor's work and the other three shows in the gallery was interesting.
"Throughout all these works there is a real strong connection to the idea of movement through landscapes," he said.
"I think because it was something that people couldn't do [during COVID-19].
"There was this yearning for that and it's coming across quite strongly in all the works."
Other works in the exhibition include Gareth Hart's in the soft pre-dawn of my attention, I notice, and Corinna Berndt's work A fossil with Jpg structures.
Travels plan is open from March 12 and runs until May.
Malor's work will only run for a month in The Space.
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