20-21 Visual Arts Centre
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Church Square Scunthorpe North Lincolnshire DN15 6TB
North East England
20-21 Visual Arts Centre

Preview on Friday 13 May 7pm – 10pm

20-21 Visual Arts Centre is delighted to present Our Colour Reflection, an ambitious new work by artist Liz West. The installation will transform the interior of the former St John’s Church building housing the gallery by using over 700 mirrors to reflect the gallery lighting into the roofspace, projecting colour up into the historic interior. Viewers will see themselves in the mirrored surfaces as they explore the space – creating a dialogue between viewer, artwork and architecture.

“Taking time to research and consider the history of the building and the weight of connotations it holds as a former place of worship, West has thought about stained glass and the importance of light within the space. Viewers will each have their own perspectives and their own experiences tempered by movement through the space and through time. By going unplugged here, West emphasises that while artificial light can be manipulated it can only, at best, replicate the dynamism, shifting mood and changes in quality embodied in natural light.” – Francis Pearce, editor and writer for publications inc. Lighting – Illumination in Architecture, Blueprint, Apollo and Vogue.

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.

Our Colour Reflection has been made possible by funding from The National Lottery through Arts Council England. A free limited edition brochure has been produced to coincide with this exhibition which will be available at the venue.