Annie Briard | Sun Stone | 2020 | Inkjet on Rag Paper | 152.4 x 101.6 cm
All the Light You Cannot See presents multidisciplinary artist Annie Briard’s latest exploration into the poetics of vision. The work presented in this solo exhibition take up additive and subtractive colour and light waves revealing the visible spectrum through photographic processes and modes of display.
Inspired by the fiery skies of the western coasts, and the starkness of the desert landscape, the celestial representations evoke the romanticized image of sunsets, science fiction atmospheres, and the Aurora Borealis. With shifting ecologies, and environmental changes that seem at once imperceptible and extreme, the perception and sensation produced by Briard’s new series bring to mind a desire to see, a comfort in return, and the passivity of beauty.
Colour-shifting horizon lines and skyscapes are artificially produced using photographic images and programmed LED lightboxes, and celluloid projections blur and expand the definitions of natural light. Briard’s interest in our perception of light, colour, and the natural environment manifests as cyclical, shifting, meditative colour fields, as viewers bathe in a glow of past, present, and future. The colours that shift become just a memory, or capacity of vision. As the cycles unfold, knowing is undone, and perception begins.
Supported by a Tricera Printing Grant.