September 11th - October 11th 2017
Skelf presents Ferntree Gully, a new exhibition by the artist Sophie Rogers
Various studies have shown that plants have a complex Internet of their own, within which they are able to communicate with one another through electrical signals and airborne messages. Research has shown that plants often have a hidden language with which they are able to communicate danger to their siblings and neighbours; an example of this is the smell of freshly mown grass, this, to humans is a delightful scent of Spring, but to plants, it is a distress call warning neighbours and siblings of immediate danger.
Accompanying Ferntree Gully are two texts by Alana Francis and Poppy cc-ed.
Sophie Rogers is a video based artist whose practices focuses on the act of storytelling. Rogers' work explores the potential of childhood reveries through the digital and the everyday; creating fantastical surrealist fantasies. Rogers is based in London and has had work exhibited at the Barbican Centre, Tate Modern as part of Offprint London with Self Publish Be Happy and again with Future Late; the opening of the Switch House. She was selected to participate in Masterclass 2017 hosted by the Zabludowicz Collection and most recently presented her first solo exhibition as part of Academy Costumes Residency in partnership with Platform, Southwark.
Alana Francis is an artist working with image and text. She recently graduated from the Royal Academy Schools and had a solo exhibition at Flowers Gallery, London. In 2017 she was invited to be present the first live performance art in the history of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.