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Trip The Light Fantastic
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Trip The Light Fantastic at The National Glass Centre

Gates of Aades, an installation by Kate Owens.
Gates of Aades, an installation by Kate Owens.

Start: 10th February 2006
End: 30th April

Without light the world would be a very difficult place to live in. Its reflective characteristics illuminate the world, allowing us to see the world and interact with our environment.

It is therefore no surprise that artists working in all mediums have always been fascinated with light and its many magical qualities. Whether it is a photographer exploring how light creates mood, or a glass artist experimenting with the way glass appears to trap and distort light to create form, the qualities of light have long been an enigma to artists.

This new exhibition brings together a group of five British artists and designers working with glass, light, sound, mixed media and animation. Each artist uses their own specialist medium and its inherent qualities to explore the theme of light.

The artists exhibiting include:

Katy Dove - Using kaleidoscopic animations, Katy fuses film making techniques, music and watercolour painting to create hypnotic films that explore the relationship between perception, light, colour and sound.

Martin Richman - Combining projections, kinetic sculptures, multiple light sources and lo-tech filters, Martin's installation aims to create a series of transitional spaces for day-dreaming and remembrance.

Kate Owens - Gates of Aades is an installation that was first shown at Collective Gallery, 2005. This artwork is essentially a contemporary take on the stained glass window, transforming natural light as it filters through an artificially coloured cocktail of Benzoates, Sweeteners and Mixed Carotenes contained in a bank of hundreds of bottles of fizzy juice.

Martyn Ware & Pip Rhodes - Lighting designer Pip Rhodes and musician Martyn Ware have joined forces with the National Glass Centre's studio team and Vanessa Cutler to create 'Spectrum Persuit Vehicle - The Looking Glass'. The installation combines glass, light and 3D sound to explore the spectral nature of light.

The exhibition 'Trip The Light Fantastic' will be held at the National Glass Centre until the 30th of April 2006.

Open daily fro 10am - 5pm

For More Information:

Tel: 00 44 (0191) 515 5555

Email: info@nationalglasscentre.com

Website: www.nationalglasscentre.com

 

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