Garry Fabian Miller / New exhibition at HackelBury Fine Art / 1st October 2010 – 29th January 2011
Garry Fabian Miller, one of the UK’s most progressive artists, has created a series of spectacular new work, presented for the first time in London this autumn in The Colour of Time, at HackelBury Fine Art, Kensington. Widely perceived as Fabian Miller’s most ambitious and engaging work to date, the monumental scale of works such as The Beckoning I and II marks a significant advance in his unique visual language, formed over a 30 year career.
Concurrently Shadow Catchers: Camera-less Photography opens at the nearby Victoria & Albert Museum, the first UK museum exhibition of contemporary camera-less photographs, including a retrospective selection of work by Garry Fabian Miller and a further two new large-scale pieces.
HackelBury Fine Art represents a small stable of leading international artists, with an emphasis on photography as it inspires and informs contemporary art practice. Kate Stevens, Gallery Director comments that “whilst walking on the moor close to Garry Fabian Miller’s home and studio in Devon, he pointed out the distant circle of an early settlement ingrained in the hillside; an ancient reminder of the very first marks made by man. The desire to describe ourselves, our place in the world and our relationship to the forces of the sun, moon and Earth has been a constant of human existence; no image forgets this history. The cumulative knowledge of a life’s work is reflected in the clarity and strength of these striking new works, directly connected to that history. Fabian Miller achieves here his aspiration that “the object which appears should come with a grace and simplicity, as if it has always been there, just like breathing”.
The centre of each picture is particularly important, often creating a window, suggesting the idea of a way through to another place or way of seeing. The direct route of light from imagination to paper confounds the ‘idea’ of photography, in that these ‘places’ do not exist in any tangible form in the physical world.
A new monograph The Colour of Time, containing many works from the gallery exhibition has also been published in hardback by Black Dog.
HackelBury Fine Art: The Colour of Time
HackelBury Fine Art, 4 Launceston Place, London W8 5RL. www.hackelbury.co.uk.
The exhibition runs from 1st October 2010 – 29th January 2011. Opening hours are 10am-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday.
V&A show: Shadow Catchers: Camera-less Photography
Featuring work from Garry Fabian Miller, takes place at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The exhibition runs from Wednesday 13th October – 20th February 2011
Book: The Colour of Time (London: Black Dog, 2010)
Book details: Hardback, 192 pages, 25 x 25 cms/10 x 10 ins, 150 colour illustrations. ISBN: 978 1 907317 06 4, £29.95
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