Tag: In Light of Shadows

In Light of Shadows – Tanja Taglietti, Enrico Taglietti & Brett Lowe

More work from our current exhibition In Light of Shadows:

Wood Shadows Series – Tanja Taglietti

Architect Enrico Taglietti’s life journey has been a continual discovery of invisible cities and the power of light.

Vuoto – Enrico Taglietti

“For me, after forty years, the light, the challenge of the emptiness and the relationship with the fragility of this ancient land are still reasons for my profound attraction to this country.”

L Box 3 – Brett Lowe

Architect Brett Lowe is inspired by the challenge of sculpting beautiful shapes to achieve a sense of timelessness.

“For this exhibition, sculpted forms are objects in their own right – whether a support for another object or not – capturing the dynamic moment between the complete and the incomplete.”


In Light of Shadows Opening – 1st June 2012

Our new exhibition, In Light of Shadows, opened on Friday 1st June.
Something new for Gallery Bilk, the exhibition was received wonderfully, with many colleagues and friends attending the opening.
In Light of Shadows is the response of several extraordinary artists; we endeavour collaboration in art, to seek the wonder of shadows.  Our work is to convey wonder.

The work itself is no doubt wonderful, and the exhibition will remain at Gallery Bilk until the 6th July.

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In Light of Shadows – Erika Gaggia

Irregular works to fix on the wall to use as necklace island; inspired by the maps and contours of the Sicilian islands from which I borrowed their names. A created topography of necklace islands – as if they were floating in the sea, casting unexpected shadows and changing like the tides.”

A chat with artist Erika Gaggia:

Water, heat and long summer light make me happy. What better way to celebrate this than creating a portable island paradise? Something to look at, something to dream about during the long cold winters, something to play with, something to talk about. The warmth of wood against an array of colours …
And so the “island hangars” were born, hovering on the wall, casting shadows throughout the day and the night. 

Many thanks to Walter Fiorini, Walter Pontiggia, and Francesca Maglia for helping me to fabricate the pieces.

In Light of Shadows – Gianmatteo Romegialli

“Nothing has appeared to me so imbued with light and shade as the Australian landscape.
The intensity of light and the harshness of shadow seem to touch you. In contrast the atmosphere is ethereal, the clouds gliding in the air so pure.”

A chat with the architect Gianmatteo Romegialli about his pieces in the exhibition in Light of Shadows:

 For this exhibition I envisaged architecture in miniature; generated from simple forms but with a complex assembly. An assembly of raw light, carved and rhythmic surfaces to capture the  unique Australian environment. Really I am interested in the potent light, crisp shadow or delicate penumbra to create a discrete familiar presence .

 I am an architect, but I have always wanted to forge metal – to be able to control both shape and  patina. This exhibition allowed me to partly live this desire.  Knowing the local blacksmith and having worked with him on details within my buildings (I always try to incorporate local materials like metal and stone and working methods) I felt I could approach his team to help me out. I stressed I wanted to be hands on as much as possible throughout the entire fabrication; I’m sure he was not so impressed with this! So for quite a few Saturdays – obviously after a good strong coffee – I worked with the master and other members of his team.

Broadly speaking, I designed and produced three series for ‘In Light of Shadows’ to look at three different aspects:

Shadow Fold – an artwork based on a mathematical formula:

Dynamic Light – the pieces were laser cut,welded by the master blacksmith at Bottega Walterpontiggia with some of my own attempts; I learnt how to grind back the metal and polish it:

Hot Earth Glare – this piece highlights both traditional metal hammering and our local stone. I know for sure I was cursed more than once for wanting the stone components to be just a little thinner and just a little more defined.

Many thanks to Bottega Walterpontiggia.

In Light of Shadows opens this Friday, 1st June, and will remain at Gallery Bilk until the 6th July.

Exhibition – In Light of Shadows