- Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre
- Saturday, February 27, 2016
- Saturday, May 14, 2016
- Moss Street, Bury, BL9 0DR
- North West England
- Mark Devereux Projects
With deep routed associations in the history of painting and in particular, the Romantic movement, Ogle considers his place within the natural landscape.
The exhibition at Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre will be the first public showing of work from the Loomings project, as Ogle transforms the gallery space into an immersive environment showcasing the video work, Ray.
Developed from Ogle’s previous indoor site-responsive light works and drawings, Loomings encapsulates the artist’s ambition to escape the built environment and the confines of walls, floors and ceilings. Exploring notions of materiality, permanence and the perception of objects in space, Ogle uses light and space as a sculptural medium, creating innately ephemeral work, as the location shapes the work but also becomes manipulated by it.
Taken from the title of the first chapter in Moby Dick, Loomings references the narrator’s (Ishmael) feeling of being ‘pulled’ towards the wilderness and wanting to leave behind the constraints and domesticity of the city. Ishmael is journeying through a barren landscape in search of a rare natural anomaly – the white whale.
Loomings is an Arts Council England funded project and has been produced and developed by Mark Devereux Projects with photography and videography by Andrew Brooks. David Ogle is represented by Mark Devereux Projects.
For further details about the exhibition and gallery opening times please visit markdevereuxprojects.com.