Monday 28 August 2017

A Certain Kind Of Light...

When we were on holiday, Mini Goth and I visited a great exhibition at The Exchange, Penzance.
'A Certain Kind Of Light' 'explores how artists have responded to light, its presence, transience and effect.'
Peter Lanyon's 'Colour Construction. 1960' demonstrates how he would make these three dimensional pieces to kickstart and inform his landscape abstractions.
Lanyon is one of my heroes, so it was brilliant to see this 'behind the scenes' piece.
This piece by Ceal Floyer really struck a chord with me.
I'm not sure why, but it seemed quite melancholic...
This piece also led to a very interesting discussion about conceptual art which ended in a fit of giggles!

I loved the use of materials in Roger Ackling's work, and was amazed to learn that he painstakingly used a hand held lens to burn lines into the work with just the rays of the sun!
Now that's dedication!
Mark Titchner's ' Consciousness Is Artificial Daylight' was visually stunning, and as a textiles lover I really enjoyed looking at his use of materials.
I also really enjoyed looking at this work and talking about such matters as 'process and final outcome' with a teenager.
It was fun!

Anish Kapoor's 'Untitled.1995 ' was amazing, you really felt as though you were looking into a vortex!
(The strangest mother and daughter selfie I have ever taken!)
We both loved Peter Freeman's 'Spectra. 2013'... us shallow, but was it because it matched her boots?!?
It's a really successful, beautiful and thought-provoking exhibition, and well worth a visit if you're in the area.
A Certain Kind Of Light.
The Exchange. Penzance.
27 May- 23 September 2017.


  1. Not shallow, just serendipitous! Love the Mark Titchner, I'm getting very drawn towards the whole 'pin picture' thing, I found my original 1970's design book the other day. Happy memories, my dad used to help me set it all out, and cut the boards.

    1. I'm so glad it brought you happy memories. We had such fun seeing this exhibition x

  2. Thanks for this post, some very thought provking pieces there. Time spent pleasantly with a teen is so preciuos too.

    1. Thank you so much, we had a lovely morning xxx


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