Alan Bond has made models of the abandoned and re-purposed aircraft hangars that occupy our rural landscapes. Inheriting the perimeter fences and high security of their former military use, both legitimate and nefarious activities occur within their forlorn walls. The exhibited model buildings will be closed, but glimpses of what they contain may be seen through half opened doors, broken windows and skylights.
Accompanying the models are drawings of hangars based on Wroughton Airfield, an assembly point for the Airspeed Horsa gliders that played a key part in the D-Day invasion of France, and further recent drawings interpreting museum and railway station spaces.
Shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing prize and recently shown in Edinburgh's National Galleries and in the USA, Alan Bond will be adding new work to this series of drawings for the exhibition at Rabley.
Acrylic and Charcoal
90 x 120 cms