Colour & Light
Last week I needed to collect some work I’d bought from WWGallery from their Christmas show, and whilst in London used the opportunity to visit some art shows.
First up I went to check out the Light Show at the Hayward Gallery. This show is a sensory delight and the first survey of light art in the UK. Impressive installations and immersive environments from artists including Olafur Eliasson, Dan Flavin, Jenny Holzer, Anthony McCall and François Morellet. What’s not to enjoy? I think my favourite work was Olafur Eliasson’s fountains in strobe lighting, where water appears as if stopped in mid-flight creating cascades of diamonds and cascades of molten glass.
The evening was a gallery crawl round Fitzrovia Lates galleries with Zeitgeist Arts Projects. Highlights were Matthew Holding’s Oceanic at Ceri Hand Gallery and Silvia Hatzl’s A fragile Existence at Rosenfeld Porcini.
The following morning, collecting the Eva Liss painting and Jarik Jongman print from WWGallery meant I got to catch Jonathan Gabb’s show just before it ended. Like the light show SYSTEM was another feast for the eyes. Gabb explores the materiality of paint mixing it with PVA glue before slicing it and hanging it to create stunning three dimensional paintings with a distinctly baroque influence. Marvellous.
Finally, back home, here’s the Eva Liss two panel painting now hanging in my lounge 🙂