Jane Harris, Zebedee Jones, Joan Key, Brad Lochore, David Ward
5 December 1993 – 14 January 1994
Rear Window, 25-29 Henrietta Street, London WC2
Light travels from painting to windowpane and back. On its course, it affects the possibility of seeing.
Light changes continuously during the brief winter day, from dawn to dusk, from sunlight to heavy cloud, it slumbers azurine at night. It enlightens or deceives, disturbs or reassures. It is the arena for the act of looking.
Five artists preoccupied by the poetics of light present their work in a gutted Victorian hospital. Each of the four painters, Jane Harris, Zebedee Jones, Joan Key and Bad Lochore individually brave the large spaces lit from North and South by tall windows with a series of paintings that challenge or coerce the viewer’s perception of light. As a metaphor for continuity, David Ward’s night piece made of 40 lights will only be visible from the street between dusk and dawn.
A series of talks addressing the issues of the show will take place on 10 and 17 December 1993. Speakers include: Mark Pimlott, Adrian Searle, Warwick MacCallum, Sacha Craddock and Lewis Johnson