The Light in the World is Without a Significant Plan

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Created by Naila Scargill

Daniel Benjamin Gallery, 120 Kensington Park Road, London W11 2PW

[29.03.19] Daniel Benjamin Gallery presents The Light in the World is Without a Significant Plan, an exhibition with three artists working in the UK. As light and shadow in the world are randomly placed by the sun, it is only through architecture that humans started shaping these elements to their will.

Jemma Appleby, Zsofia Schweger and Susan Phillips respond to this with their works, investigating the complex relationship in-between architecture and light. The charcoal drawings on paper by Appleby are a perfect example of the dichotomy, depicting all the improbable shapes that beams of light and shadows can assume.

The delicate porcelain sculptures by Phillips on the other hand bring these shapes to reality, with influence from Neo-Concrete architecture in Brazil, to capture an isolated moment within a process of continued transformation.

Schweger’s works investigate the total absence of shadows, depicting a world composed of flat panels of colour. At first reassuring, the paintings become alienating, once the viewer notices the absence of depth.

For further information, visit the Daniel Benjamin Gallery website here.

Naila Scargill
About Naila Scargill 175 Articles
Naila Scargill is the publisher and editor of horror journal Exquisite Terror. Holding a broad editorial background, she has worked with an eclectic variety of content, ranging from film and the counterculture, to political news and finance.

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