Alexander Nesbitt Esquires Glasshouse of Byfield House, (2020)
Louise Anderson is an artist, living in the London Borough of Richmond. Louise has a fascination, for creating stories through her artwork. Inspired by the ‘Byfield House’ 1892 (circa) Accession Number, LDORL: 02900.2 image.
Louise has created an imagery world capturing a Victorian garden party with distinguished guests to celebrate the Victorian Glasshouse by looking through ‘beyond the frames’ of the glasshouse windows ‘looking inwards’ from the outside world by producing a 3D curiosity shadowbox, similar to the Wardian cases used by the plant hunters of the time.
Found objects, text, archival books, watercolour painting, photographs, are used to create a multitude of layers and depth: recreating a lush tropical scene in a Victorian Glasshouse, in England (1892) at a time of plant hunters and botanists were returning with exotic plants from around the globe. The viewer will see a room of fantasy and Victorian nostalgia.
Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham from 22 February – 31 May 2020
Late Night – Private View – 12 March 2020 Extended to September 2020 due to Covid 19 and government guidelines
Our ‘in conversation’ this week is with artist, printmaker, teacher and gardener, Louise Anderson who took inspiration on the photos of the garden at Byfield House on Church Road in Barnes from the Leslie Paton Collection to create her two correlated pieces for Beyond The Frame.