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25 Feb 2011

Isis Gallery presents Martin Griffiths at Lincoln Cathedral

Martin Griffths First Light (2011) detail

First Light
Isis Gallery


Visiting hours: Monday to Saturday 10am-4pm. Sunday 1pm-3pm. Admission is included within the Cathedral entry charge.

John Marchant
44 7906275098

Lincoln Cathedral
Minster Yard
Lincoln LN2 1PX

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Isis gallery is very pleased to announce the forthcoming opening of Martin Griffiths' ambitious and moving First Light installation at Lincoln Cathedral. In close engagement with both the harmonics of the architecture and the contemplative history of the cathedral and cloisters, Martin Griffiths has produced an eight piece sequence of structures that explore and accentuate the crescending strength of the cloister space, both amongst the columns and capitals and in the enclosed open ground. Utilising elements of intensely-hued and highly crafted wood and steel, Griffiths works utilises ambient solar energy, 'lighting up at sunrise and extinguishing itself at sunset'.

'The work presents contemplative encounters with the horizontal and vertical directions of space in a composition or radiant light-lines which is intended to build, like a piece of music, to a culminating experience of light, taking the viewer through a progression of metaphysical states: introspection, ascension and expansive outward focus.

This movement of focus is accompanied by a journey of upwardly de-materialising light effects. In passing through and circulating amongst the elements of the installation, the viewer will experience firstly absorbed light, then reflected and transparent-tinted light, and finally pure transmitted light.'

Martin Griffiths, February 2011