Darren Almond “Within The Shadow of The Sun”
[image: Darren Almond "Hand-Held Sun" (2015) Video projection, dimensions variable.]
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The exhibition, “Within The Shadow of The Sun,” links together a constellation of his newest works made as a result of such explorations with a focus on celestial environments. Explicit in these works are the tools and language that have facilitated our greater understanding and comprehension of our being in relation to the infinite void of space and time. Central to the exhibition is “Hand-held Sun” (2015), a projection of a low-fi iPhone video stretched to the full expanse of a high wall. The video was taken by the artist through the eyepiece of a solar telescope at the Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles. As the sun influences the moon, the projection acts as the sole light source within the gallery illuminating the mirror-surface of “In Reflection” (2015). Each of these works consists of 16 mirrored panels containing either the upper or lower half of an integer. When combined, form undecipherable black-and-white compositions reminiscent of flip-style clocks: They are, however, dysfunctional in telling time operating between the figurative and abstract simultaneously. These works of reflection not only deal with the directness of time itself within the here and now, but they also trigger the human tendency to perceive meaningful patterns within apparent random fields of data, which the artist refers to as his Apophenic Pictures. In conjunction with these will be “Timescapes” (2015), a new series of star paintings of Aquacryl on aluminium panels, images derived in reference to the data recorded by the Hubble Space Telescope. The paintings are made in multiple layers of color, and produced in synergies between artistic and scientific thinking.
from February 05, 2016 to March 05, 2016