A Certain Kind of Light

Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK

21 January – 7 May 2017

Elizabeth  Magill, Without, 2002, oil on canvas, 91 x 122 cm / 35.8 x 48 in   

A Certain Kind Of Light explores how artists have responded to light, its materiality, transience and effect over six decades. The exhibition brings together artworks that reflect the relationship between light and a wide range of themes from brightness, colour and perception to transformation, energy and the passage of time.

 

Encompassing paintings, sculpture, video, photography, drawing and immersive installations by almost thirty leading artists including David Batchelor, Ceal Floyer, Raphael Hefti, Runa Islam, Anish Kapoor, L S Lowry, Ivan Navarro, Julian Opie, Katie Paterson, Peter Sedgley, Rachel Whiteread and Cerith Wyn Evans.

 

Given its function as the basis for vision, light has long fascinated artists as both a material and as a subject. The exhibition will consider the different ways artists have explored the various aspects of light, from its importance as a source of illumination, as a pure sculptural material, as a mysterious force and as a source of energy that can be conceptually converted into other forms as a means to articulate singular impressions of time and space.

 

Artists in the exhibition:
Roger Ackling, David Batchelor, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Angela Bulloch, Garry Fabian-Miller, Ceal Floyer, Mark Garry, Raphael Hefti, Shirazeh Houshiary, Gary Hume, Runa Islam, Anish Kapoor, Peter Lanyon, Brad Lochore, L S Lowry, Elizabeth Magill, Ivan Navarro, Julian Opie, Katie Paterson, John Riddy, Peter Sedgley, Mark Titchner, Rachel Whiteread, Paul Winstanley, Cerith Wyn Evans, Toby Ziegler.

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