A Certain Kind Of Light

  • Image: Lightwave, by Peter Freeman, the light display illuminating the glass façade of the building that he first created when the Gallery opened in 2007
  • Image: Anish Kapoor Untitled 1995. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London. Acquired with assistance from The Henry Moore Foundation © the artist
  • Image: Peter Lanyon Colour Construction. 1960. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © Sheila Lanyon

27 May — 23 Sep 2017

The Exchange

A Certain Kind of Light: Light in Art Over Six Decades is a major exhibition exploring how artists have responded to light, its transience and effect. Encompassing paintings, sculpture, photography, and installation, it features artworks created from the 1960s to the present day by fifteen leading artists.

The exhibition considers 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.

It includes Colour Construction by Peter Lanyon who was a leading figure at Newlyn Art Gallery in the 1950s and 60s, as well as camera-less photographs by Garry Fabian Miller who had a solo show here in 2008.

As part of the exhibition, and to mark the tenth anniversary of the opening of The Exchange, Cornwall-based artist Peter Freeman will reprogramme and update Lightwave, the dramatic artwork illuminating the glass façade of The Exchange that he first created when the gallery opened in 2007.

Artists in the exhibition: Roger Ackling, David Batchelor, Angela Bulloch, Garry Fabian Miller, Ceal Floyer, Peter Freeman, Raphael Hefti, Anish Kapoor, Peter Lanyon, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Julian Opie, John Riddy, Mark Titchner, Paul Winstanley, Toby Ziegler.


Image Credits

An Arts Council Collection Touring Exhibition. Curated by Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne with many works from the Arts Council Collection which is managed by Southbank Centre, London.


Venue: The Exchange
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