Brittle Crazie Glasse

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Brittle Crazie Glasse
Curated by: Lucy Newman Cleeve

James Street
Salford, North West M3 5HW
United Kingdom
September 21st, 2012 - November 4th, 2012
Opening: September 21st, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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The exhibition will be open at ALL Mill events until 4th November. 

Curated by Lucy Newman Cleeve - Founder and Director of Man & Evegallery in London.

'Brittle Crazie Glasse' is an exhibition that Lucy has been developing for the past two years, the title for which is taken from George Herbert's poem 'The Windows.' Usually understood in spiritual terms, the poem also works as a metaphor for how materials are simple 'brittle crazy glass' until they are animated by some other agent or phenomena such as light or sound, so that 'life, colours and light in one/When they combine and mingle, bring/A strong regard and awe.' 

Many of the works in this exhibition explore the use of light as an activating agent. Others recreate, describe or subvert natural phenomena. Still others create the appearance of a concrete physical object from the record of a temporal event. Even those works which approach the more traditional media of drawing and painting explore the slippage and boundaries between that which is imminent and that which is transcendent. 

There are strong internal dialogues between the selected works concerning the use of video as a sculptural form, the history of photograhpy and film as an artistic medium, the interplay between image and electronic music, and the relationships between science, philosophy, religion and art. 

To book a private viewing of the exhibition please e-mail

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