“Pictures of Light”

Elizabeth Charters

This exhibition opens on Friday, January 8th, 7:00–9:00 PM
Exhibition runs through Sunday, January 24, 2016.
Gallery Hours:
Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 4 pm,
or by appointment.

Sculpture and Installation by Elizabeth Charters

Experience the agreement to enter this room. Images shift and change, adapting to placement. Appearing as objects — the placeholders of memory — images of light and colour present the past in themes, in the grand telling of small moments.

Pictures of Light is a body of work that responds to the condition of being constantly situated as viewers in constructed environments. Light-based sculpture and installation uses neon, video, objects, and signage to interrupt the viewer’s experience.

The show’s title is inspired by Peter Mettler’s 1994 documentary, Picture of Light.

“We live in a time where things do not seem to exist if they are not captured as an image. But if you look into darkness you may see the lights of your own retina — not unlike the Northern Lights, not unlike the moments of thought. Like a shapeless accumulation of everything we have ever seen.”

— Peter Mettler’s narration from the film Picture of Light
petermettler.com/PICTURE-OF-LIGHT-1994-83-minutes

Artist Bio:
Elizabeth Charters is completing her BFA in Visual Arts at the University of Victoria. Originally from Ontario, Charters has also worked in Guatemala, Switzerland, Thailand, Montreal, Waterloo, and Victoria. She is most recently inspired by a trip to the Yukon and a summer spent in Ucluelet.

 

 


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