Cerith Wyn Evans 2015 exhibition
White Cube, Bermondsey spotlights some new works by Cerith Wyn Evans that dazzle. The impact of these gleaming light sculptures is engaging and holds your attention in a strange surreal meditation.
Contorted and twisted, these tubes of light refer to a universal flow of energy - represented by Evans both in material terms and conceptually. A series of neon works dance in sweeping folds and lines inspired by Japanese Noh theatre, while another luminescent installation of three bright white neon discs is inspired by Marcel Duchamp. The whir of electric lights feels like the basement of a factory, with an ancient mechanical machine kicking into gear. It's hard to pinpoint why they are so appealing, but these installations of pure white light are fascinating.
Curiously nearby are several plants spinning at incomprehensible speeds and directions. It's bamboozling, but strangely joyful to watch them jerk awkwardly. You'll also find a huge sound sculpture projecting the breathy whisper of 19 transparent glass flutes. Hard to explain, but somehow it works.
Who is Cerith Wyn Evans?
Beginning his career in the movie business working alongside English film director Derek Jarman, in the 1990s Wyn Evans’ moved into the realms of language and perception. Growing in confidence with his own unique style, Evans often incorporates a wide range of media, from installation and sculpture to photography, film and text to create the desired effect.
Cerith Wyn Evans : Serpentine, Venice & beyond
No stranger to the grand arenas of the contemporary art scene, Wyn Evans has represented Wales at the Venice Biennale, held a solo exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, and is widely shown around the world. This latest at White Cube is similarly full of delights and worth a visit to Bermondsey to discover what the fuss is all about.
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White Cube Bermondsey
144-152 Bermondsey Street , London, SE1 3TQ | MAP
|Nearest tube||London Bridge (underground)|
23 Sep 15 – 15 Nov 15, Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm Sunday 12pm - 6pm
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