Rob's experiments with landcapes

PUBLISHED: 13:54 17 May 2007 | UPDATED: 12:28 04 May 2010

EXPERIMENTAL: Rob Smith working on his new exhibit, Around. Photo: HELEN DRAKE

EXPERIMENTAL: Rob Smith working on his new exhibit, Around. Photo: HELEN DRAKE

AN unusual and experimental exhibition portraying landscape through various media is currently on display at Ely s Babylon gallery. Artist Rob Smith uses machines, apparatus and systems to test ideas and experiment over a period of time. The results are p

AN unusual and experimental exhibition portraying landscape through various media is currently on display at Ely's Babylon gallery.

Artist Rob Smith uses machines, apparatus and systems to test ideas and experiment over a period of time. The results are presented in video, collections of objects, drawings, photography and the internet.

Uncertain and fragile, the places and objects that he presents are constantly shifting, yet they are fixed in frames, systems, measurements and logic.

The exhibition, called Around, is a showcase of recent works and Smith's first solo exhibition in the east of England since moving to the region in 2004. He trained at the Royal Academy Schools and has since shown extensively in London and has recently exhibited in Breathless alongside works by Cornelia Parker, the Kettles' Yard Open and The Invention of Solitude. He is currently developing a new digital artwork that will be sited on the Essex coast and researching a commission from the Babylon Gallery.

Smith is part of Escalator, a scheme to promote and support artists in the east of England organised by Commissions East and the Arts Council England.

# The exhibition is free and on display until June 24.

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