24 Mar 2012 – 13 Apr 2012

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Chromatropic - Anni Albers, Josef Albers, Rose Kallal, Victoria Morton


The Hidden Noise is pleased to present the first exhibition in Scotland of New York based artist and musician Rose Kallal. A regular collaborator with artist/curator Mark Beasley she has presented her work including at Gavin Brown's Enterprise, Lisa Cooley Gallery and MoMa PS1 à‚  Her work will be shown alongside paintings by Glasgow artist Victoria Morton and iconic works by Josef Albers and Anni Albers . Kallal will be presenting a new 16mm film installation Implicate, Explicate, created especially for The Hidden Noise, with a soundtrack produced on modular synthesizers in collaboration with Mark Pilkington. The overlapping projections appropriate footage from sources as diverse as Brian De documentary Palma's Dionysus to contemporary 3D simulations of fractals, as well as her own original footage. Making reference the pioneering works of John Whitney, geometric forms appear in the work as having the potential to communicate universal symbolic meanings, whilst also alluding to the science of Cymatics and the visualization of sound. The ever-shifting cyclical nature of the film loops, along with the primordial, cosmic imagery and score imply the eternal process of transformation. Victoria Morton's ongoing concern with the relations of the body to time, movement and consciousness are explored in her paintings, performances and sculptural installations. The painting After Madam Butts (2010) is composed in sections influenced by Rajput miniatures, and uses drumheads as templates for some of the circular forms, whilst Useless Man (2005) takes its geometry from a clock face found in the artist's home in Italy. Anni Albers is one of the most celebrated textile artists of the 20th Century, however her exquisite screen prints, produced much later in her life, have often been overlooked. The dynamic prints elegantly explore the connections to colour and surface, creating illusory forms of geometric brilliance. Both Anni and Josef Albers were pioneers of visual art, design and education, developing rigorous approaches to the exploration of form and colour, including their transcendental qualities. Joself Albers' Exploration of the Square works, which he pursued until his death in 1976 have continued to profoundly influence art from the Op and Conceptual art movements of the sixties to the present day.

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