‘From here you can almost see the sea: A Response to Living in Plymouth’
Examining why we live in a certain place can bring about a range of responses from practical to emotional; from love to indifference and from dream to fulfillment.
To almost be able to see something implies a sense of disappointment; a partial realization of a dream. The irony in the exhibition title reflects the concept of not quite attaining a desire and this relates to a question of identity with Plymouth as a hometown and acts as a metaphor for a desire to live elsewhere.
About Clare Rogers
Clare qualified as a graphic designer in 1986 and the influence of text in her work remains paramount. In 2011 she graduated from Plymouth University with a first class honors degree in Fine Art. Clare is interested in the use of repetitive text, list making and, more recently, writing exercises involving direct responses to places, objects, scents and feelings. She produces 2D works as well as handmade books using a variety of papers and predominantly uses ink, pencil, carbon paper and paint.