Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Figuring Light 2: Colour, Shifting Boundaries - an exhibition at the Atkins Gallery

The exhibition, Figuring Light 2: Colour, Shifting Boundaries is an exhibition curated by the artist John Lancaster and writer Dr Richard Davey. The show of contemporary paintings and sculpture explores colour as the catalyst for generating light, movement and rhythm. An additional visual dynamic is also created, that of a state of constantly shifting form and boundaries. A subsidiary theme continued from the first exhibition Figuring Light, Colour and the Intangible develops the curator’s interests in abstract works that create a deeper and more rewarding experience for the viewer; a spiritual experience operating outside of traditional religious parameters and expectations, where the works provide the opportunity for meditative contemplation.

Exhibiting artists in the show
Barrie Cook explores the ground form relationship through a heightened use of colour to create a luminescent glow in his work.
Ruth Sumner explores the figure ground relationship as an energetic struggle in which both sides fight for recognition and dominance.
Oliver Barrett’s sculpture explores the figure/form relationship through three-dimensional form (sculpture) and space, using colour to challenge and question our understanding and preconceptions of how this relationship is visually interpreted.
John Lancaster’s structures are based on geometry, and he introduces colour to break down the rigid structure thereby creating a flux of shifting form, pattern and rhythm.

Private view is on Tuesday 22 March 6.30 – 9.00pm and the exhibition runs until 23rd April 2011 at the Creative Hinckley Gallery, The Atkins Building, Lower Bond Street, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1QU