Private view: 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Wednesday 27th September 28th September
Exhibition dates: 28th September – 15th December 2017
Location: TM Lighting Exhibition Space
TM LIGHTING, Unit 10, 21 Wren Street, London, WC1X 0HF
Viewing: Weekdays during office open hours, by prior appointment only.
This Autumn, an exhibition of work by contemporary artists, Tamsin Relly and Henry Hussey, will go on display for three months at the London-based art lighting specialists, TM Lighting. Curated by Jo Baring of the Ingram Collection, the exhibition is a collaboration with TM Lighting as part of the art lighting company’s ongoing programme of exhibitions supporting emerging artists.
Hussey and Relly will collaborate for the first time in a two-person exhibition ‘Planet on Fire’. Their works both address current socio-political and environmental issues. Relly’s multi-layered, tonal and expressive paintings will juxtapose Hussey’s bold striking works in tapestry, alongside a selection of new original prints by both artists.
Baring comments “It’s wonderful to collaborate with TM Lighting to provide a platform to show the work of two such exciting artists at a similar stage in their career, having shown together in past group shows this is the first time they will present an exhibition as a duo. In different ways, each are responding to a world in crises. Hussey’s work with a more socio-political emphasis, and Relly’s from more of an environmental angle – global warming, extinction of species, and depletion of ecosystems. The result is a vibrant and thought-provoking exhibition.”
Tamsin Relly’s work often explores the relationship between political and economic power structures, everyday life, and the exploitation of the planet, including a recent series of paintings about the Amazon rainforest, and others working with the recent wildfires in France.
Hussey, comparatively, has long created work that seeks to create expressions of perceived truth in response to aggravating relationships from his life. More recently Hussey has begun to acknowledge his own role in events, something to which he had previously paid little attention, with new inquiries that look outwards to broader social and politics issues — as well as toward new materials and uses of space.
Harry Triggs, Co-founder, TM Lighting says, “We’re excited to welcome Tamsin Relly and Henry Hussey to our exhibition space as part of our programme supporting artists, in collaboration with Jo Baring of the Ingram Collection. The process of lighting a work of art is an art in itself, and it will be a great pleasure to work closely with the artists and their remarkable range of colour and mediums, to illuminate the works in true, rich vibrancy.”