Exhibition

A Certain Kind Of Light

27 May 2017 – 23 Sep 2017

Event times

Mon - Sat, 10am - 5pm

Cost of entry

£2.20 incl Gift Aid donation. FREE entry for U18s, Supporters and Art Pass holders

The Exchange

Penzance
England, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • Buses stop in the centre of Penzance.
  • The Exchange is a five-minute walk from the train and bus stations

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A major exhibition exploring how artists have responded to light, its transience and effect.

About

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.

The exhibition features many works from the Arts Council Collection, including 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 there 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.

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.

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Exhibiting artists

Peter Lanyon

Ceal Floyer

Raphael Hefti

Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor

Roger Ackling

Angela Bulloch

David Batchelor

Toby Ziegler

Paul Winstanley

Garry Fabian-Miller

Peter Freeman

John Riddy

Julian Opie

Rut Blees Luxemburg

Mark Titchner

Taking part

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