Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

By Rob Last edited 171 months ago
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

If a white Christmas fails to materialise this year then you can always compensate by visiting the the White Station exhibition, which opened this week at the Pump House Gallery in Battersea Park.

The White Station gathers together a handful of artists whose work revolves around the cold, white stuff.

Andy Goldsworthy's ‘Midsummer Snowballs’ (the placing of huge, out-of-season snowballs in the city) is probably the exhibition which will appeal most to Londoners, although Helen Chadwick’s "notorious" ‘Piss Flowers’ which were formed by "imprints taken of patterns made by the artist and her husband urinating into the snow", might appeal to a 'minority' audience.

Axel Antas's ‘Snowangels’ is a video which explores the game of making imprints (no urine involved this time) in the snow and Heidi Morstang's ‘A Doll’s House’ presents images of snow covered forests set against the sound of skis slicing through the snow at speed, which "references the encountering of psychological boundaries" (anyone who's ever learned to ski will know what Heidi's getting at).

And if all that snow isn't enough for you, The Pump House Gallery has also teamed with Clapham Picture House to present a series of "snow themed feature films". We're not sure what these are yet but we're guessing they won't be showing Miracle on 34th Street.

Last Updated 07 December 2004