Planning Documents: A Study in the Ways of Looking
For this exhibition, artist Andrew Light wanted to explore the habituation of his interests in a variety of materials and themes. Be they plant and animal forms, geology or geography, architecture and industrial design, there is a space for the fantastic in each of them. Over time these have coalesced into a personal lexicon of forms and composition. While none of these items are destined for the workbench, they represent a type of source code, informing, expanding, and encouraging perceptions of the possible.
As a visual artist it is endlessly engaging to revisit these interests, as they mingle with other aspects of the studio practice. In transmuting their origins, they become wholly new, imagined circumstances.
For a lifetime Andrew has been discovering and tucking away small treasures, delighting himself in cultivating the habit of imagined spaces, the possible made real in the palm of one’s hand.
His inclination for visual note taking extends to extemporaneous image making, facilitated by the ubiquity of personal cameras. Being able to catalogue the visual impulses that pique his interest throughout the day has been immensely satisfying.
This exhibition is a love letter to materials and their endless possibilities.