UHArts is bringing Liz West’s stunning site-specific installation Our Colour Reflection to St Albans Museum + Gallery from 6 Feb to 19 March 2019.
Using more than 700 mirrors made of coloured acrylic and set at various heights, the installation will reflect light and project colour into the historic interior of the Assembly Room. Reflecting its surroundings and bathing the room in colour, the installation is playful and engaging, elegant and thoughtful. There is also an element of performance to the work – viewers’ perspectives and experiences are affected by movement through the space and through time.
Our Colour Reflection was first shown in 2016 at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre which is housed in a converted 19th century church in Scunthorpe. West researched the history of the building and the connotations it holds as a former place of worship. She drew inspiration from the former stained glass windows and considered the importance of light within the space.
Having since toured to various and vastly differing locations, the installation is made site-specific for each incarnation. Now re-locating to the wonderful Assembly Room in the St Albans Museum + Gallery, Our Colour Reflection will once again respond to a dramatically different architectural space. This interplay of architecture, light and colour will constantly change as natural light shifts through the windows of the building.
Source: UHArts news release