Curated by Nick Hackworth and Gabriel Rolt
- LIGHT — PART II
- 21 MAY — 25 JUNE 2011
Saturday 21 May, 17.00 — 19.30 hrsREZA ARAMESH | ADAM BROOMBERG & OLIVER CHANARIN | WAYNE HORSE | TERENCE KOH | DAWN MELLOR | ABNER PREIS |
GINO SACCONE I CONRAD SHAWCROSS | PETER SCHUYFF
Light II is the second installment of a two-part group show organised around the theme of light, and the thresholds and passages between light and dark, both actual and metaphorical.
American artist Abner Preis will perform LIGHT during the opening of the exhibition, encouraging visitors to write down and display the name of the person who most means 'light' to them. Stored and displayed in a bottle in the gallery, the piece encapsulates the love and hope floating among and between us.
Light II is curated by Gabriel Rolt, of Galerie Gabriel Rolt in Amsterdam and Nick Hackworth, of Paradise Row in London and brings together a highly varied range of works and themes.
Terence Koh's neon declaration of Love for Eternity both describes and embodies emotion: not only the elation of love, but also its searing intensity.
Conrad Shawcross'sSlow Arc V was inspired by the scientist Dorothy Hodgkin and her description of what it was like to work out the structure of pig insulin. She compared this process to trying to work out the structure of a tree from seeing only its shadow. Slow Arc V includes a small but brilliant halogen light on the end of an articulated arm, which travels diagonally from one corner of a rhombic mesh cube to its opposite side, accelerating and decelerating to each corner.