Annely Juda Fine Art is pleased to present the exhibition, ‘High Noon’; recent works by Roger Ackling.
For more than forty years Roger Ackling has created small intimate sculptures using the same meticulous method. Ackling directs sunlight through a small hand held magnifying glass, burning images of the sun in lines directly on to the wood in geometric patterns.
Like his contemporaries that graduated from St Martins school of Art in the late 60’s Roger challenges the traditional understanding of sculptural production by taking art out of the studio and into the everyday world. He collects bits of driftwood, found and rescued materials, such as clothes pegs, picture frames and honey dippers from the margins of our everyday lives, and using his ritualistic and repetitive process of burning, creates works that are quiet, simple but powerful.
This exhibition is comprised of entirely new works, all made in the last three years. Roger hangs and curates his exhibitions himself, often placing works in thought provoking ways that create powerful installations. He is able through clever interventions to subtly alter the space around each of the works so that they have their own presence.