Delve 23rd October – 16th November 2013 Leyden Gallery are proud to present the work of the artist Lindsay Moran, sculptor Atsuko Nakamura and photographers Stuart Kerr and Joanna Casey; each of whom contribute to the concept of delving implicit to this show. To delve implies a movement into another space, a desire to immerse elsewhere. The structures and languages of the urban sites we occupy still hold the mythic remnants of this desire – living in an ‘urban jungle’ connotes architectural profusion and confusion. Within this modern mayhem, we still value and implant spaces of green and patches of nature. As cities overcrowd and forests diminish; becoming the reduced sites of production for our overloaded lives, we turn to delving elsewhere. ‘Delve’, in transporting images and remnants of forests and greenery into the heart of the urban landscape, questions, and in doing so, reconfigures these sites imbued with legendary and mythical tales. Here, where art, memory and yearning enter into a bond of visual splendour, the skewed nature of a precious eco balance is also highlighted. Two of the artists in this show literally take their practice into the forests around Britain – ancient, yet ever-becoming sites, filled with fabulous tales and magical light.