Light is a two-part group show curated
around the theme of light and thresholds and passages between light and
dark, both actual and metaphorical.
The first part will take place at Paradise
Row in London in January, the second at Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam
in May 2011, thus encompassing the transition from winter into spring.
The exhibition allies a range of highly varied works; Reza Aramesh’s
critical reconfiguration of postures of oppression taken from the
documentary photographic record of the late 20th century within the
context of high-cultural legacy of the Enlightenment, Jake & Dinos Chapman’s attack of those same Enlightenment spawned delusions of cultural progress, Desiree Dolron’s exquisite, dense, almost painterly rendering of light and shadow within the photographic medium, Terence Koh’s white-on-white neon declaration of Eternal Love, Wayne Horse’s lighter-lit display of sub-cultural, cul-de-sacs articulated in a trash aesthetic, Dawn Mellor’s
radical portraits of female film stars, re-contextualized from the
objectifying gaze of cinematic light into the critical, imaginative
space afforded by painting, Gino Saccone’s loose but formal play of material, surface and light in his multi-media, sculptural assemblages, Peter Schuyff’s abstract, shaded path from ambient light into a dark portal and finally Conrad Shawcross’ beautiful and austere kinetic work that emanates an ever shifting pattern in shadow and light.