A Certain Kind Of Light

21 Jan 2017 – 7 May 2017

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Towner Art Gallery

England, United Kingdom


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  • The 3 (local service) and 12A (from Brighton) stop near the Winter Gardens on Carlisle Rd.
  • Eastbourne Train Station

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Light In Art Over Six Decades
An Arts Council Collection National Partner Exhibition


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.


Brian Cass

Exhibiting artists

Elizabeth Magill

Julian Opie

Mark Titchner

Iván Navarro

Garry Fabian-Miller

Angela Bulloch

Mark Garry

Peter Lanyon

LS Lowry

John Riddy

Ceal Floyer

Cerith Wyn Evans

Cerith Wyn Evans

Roger Ackling

David Batchelor

Brad Lochore

Runa Islam

Paul Winstanley

Shirazeh Houshiary

Peter Sedgley

Gary Hume

Gary Hume

Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread

Raphael Hefti

Rut Blees Luxemburg

Toby Ziegler

Katie Paterson

Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor

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