A Certain Kind Of Light

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.  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, it features artworks created from the 1960s to the present day by almost thirty leading artists including David Batchelor, Ceal Floyer, Raphael Hefti, Runa Islam, Anish Kapoor, L S Lowry, 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 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.

Artists

Roger Ackling, David Batchelor, 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, Julian Opie, Katie Paterson, John Riddy, Peter Sedgley, Mark Titchner, Rachel Whiteread, Paul Winstanley, Cerith Wyn Evans, Toby Ziegler

For further information about the works in A Certain Kind of Light, download the exhibition labels here.

Images:
Installation view, Mark Titchner, Something Plastic to fight the Invisible (English Language Golem Perimeter), 2001. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London. A Certain Kind of Light, 2017. Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne. Photo: Pete Jones
Installation view, A Certain Kind of Light, 2017. Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne. Photo: Alison Bettles
Installation view. Left: John Riddy, New York, 1994 & Barcelona, 1991. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London. Right: Raphael Hefti, From the series ‘Lycopodium’, 2012. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London. A Certain Kind of Light, 2017. Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne. Photo: Pete Jones
Installation view Somerset House. Runa Islam, Stare Out (Blink), 1998. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Jay Jopling/White Cube, London
Installation view, Katie Paterson, Totality, 2016. Courtesy of the Arts Council Collection.A Certain Kind of Light, 2017. Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne. Photo: Alison Bettles.
Garry Fabian Miller, Forming Enclosure, 2011. Courtesy of the Artist and Hacklebury Fine Art, London.
Roger Ackling, installation view, A Certain Kind of Light, 2017. Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne. Photo: Pete Jones

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