Liz West creates installations that use light and colour to transform spaces, and people’s experience of them. She aims to provoke a heightened sensory awareness in the viewer, tapping into our deeply entrenched relationship with colour, and exploring how it can move viewers, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.
For Our Colour Reflection, Liz presents an ambitious new work using coloured mirrors to transform the interior of the former St John’s Church building housing 20-21 Visual Arts Centre. Viewers will see themselves reflected in the mirrored surfaces as they explore the installation. The work will also reflect the gallery lighting - projecting colour up into the roof-space of the historic building - creating a dialogue between viewer, artwork and architecture.
Liz West is based in Manchester and studied at The Glasgow School of Art. Previous large-scale works have included Your Colour Perception, which had visitors returning to Manchester’s Federation House time and time again to witness the space saturated in colour, and her acclaimed installation An Additive Mix at the National Media Museum. Recent months have seen her shortlisted for the prestigious Aesthetica Art Prize, receiving a Bursary Award from the Royal Society of British Sculptors, and complete a major public-realm commission in the Spinningfields district of Manchester.
Your Colour Reflection has been made possible by funding from The National Lottery through Arts Council England.