‘Oceans’, a solo show by Tania Kovats (b. 1966 Brighton), is the second exhibition at the Hestercombe Gallery. It presents a selection of the artist’s existing work made between 1993 and 2004 in the larger context of new work, all of which explores landscape, how we think about it, and how we experience it.
In ‘Oceans’, originally organised and presented by The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Kovats uses the natural world both as her subject and her material. She approaches the natural environment both in terms of identifiable places – sites that can be mapped, named, inhabited and scrutinised – and as matter with properties that can be subjected to external forces and potential transformations.