The refurbished gallery, connected to the house by a newly built colonnade, is home to an exhibition by Turner Prize winning artist Anish Kapoor until August. The installations were carefully curated to complement the architectural surroundings and Soane's own use of mirrors and light, which he employed to alter the perception of space within his designs. With this in mind, Kapoor's works all have reflective surfaces that alter perspective and distort the viewer's understanding of their immediate environment.
There is a free-standing stainless steel pillar, so polished that it seems to barely exist, and a number of pieces that play with optics. These are reminiscent of the convex mirrors which, since the Renaissance, have so fascinated artists, particularly those who sought to represent an added dimension in a composition. Kapoor is the first of three artists exhibiting at Pitzhanger this year, and it is a strong start. This is a venue that promises some exciting exhibitions in the future.
|What||Anish Kapoor at Pitzhanger Manor|
|Where||Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, Mattock Ln, London, W5 5EQ | MAP|
16 Mar 19 – 18 Aug 19, Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4.30pm. Saturday 10am – 3pm. Sunday 10am – 4.30pm
|Website||Click here for more information and to book|