Illuminations and Phenomena
Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Chelsea NY
Closes 27 February
Sundaram Tagore are pleased to present painting, sculpture and photography by artists who use light as a medium. These artists draw on light’s unique properties to define form, challenge visual perceptions and create extraordinary sensory experiences.
London-based photographer Karen Knorr creates sumptuous, layered imagery using her keen understanding of natural light to transform historic architectural settings in Asia and Western Europe into luminous environments, where the line between reality and illusion is blurred.
Pakistani-American artist Anila Agha laser cuts elaborate patterns into metal to create immersive large-scale light installations. When lit from within, they cast mesmerizing floor-to-ceiling shadows that transform the surrounding environment. Inspired by the brilliant glow of neon signs on the streets of Tokyo, New York-based Japanese painter Hiroshi Senju began using fluorescent pigments. These cascading waterfalls appear black and white in daylight, but under ultraviolet light, fluoresce a brilliant electric blue heightening the sensation of rushing water. Also on view are works by German-born artist Udo Nöger, Korean artist Chun Kwang Young, Japanese and American artist Miya Ando, and Beijing-based sculptor Zheng Lu.
Sundaram Tagore Gallery
547 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
Karen Knorr Featured in Stir World
Priyanka Sacheti recently wrote about Karen Knorr’s photographs in an article published this week for Stir World, offering insights into Knorr’s most recent India Song photographs and how travelling tales and animals merge together in her documentary photo series.