Cob Gallery Presents "Night Light," an Exploration of Darkness, the Cosmos and the Unknown
The poetic group show brings together over 15 painters and mixed-media artists.
London-based, artist-led space and adjacent studios Cob introduces its latest exhibition, “Night Light.” The poetic group show brings together over 15 painters and mixed-media artists to explore the mystery and symbols of the night, such as the darkness, the cosmos and the unknown. Participating artists include Korean mixed-media artist Sung Hwa Kim; London-based surrealist artist Cece Philips; landscape painter Angela Lane; visual artist and photographer Lorena Lohr; and more.
The oil canvases reveal depictions of the nighttime in urban and non-urban environments, such as the mute glow of a train station, the plastic glare of a nightclub scene, and the fluorescent cones of a car’s headlights, ultimately prompting plunges into the abysm of the self; the celestial bodies, the supernatural, and human spirituality. At a deeper level, “Night Light” showcases beautiful compositions with a strong narrative shaped by political and environmental concerns of the present moment.
Victoria Williams and Cassie Beadle, Directors and Curators of Cob, stated: “Almost every civilization and religion has incorporated the moon into its belief system, looking up at the night sky and ascribing narrative characteristics to this strange moving object that continually waxes and wanes. An uncanny observer suspended in the vault above our heads, its presence acting as a reminder that we are ourselves, just floating in a measureless space: that the points of the compass are mere conventions that soften our sense of cosmic homelessness.”
The gallery above features some of the showcased paintings. “Night Light” will be open to the public until March 25. To learn more about the show, visit Cob’s website.
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