Darren Almond: The Light of Time
Sep 12 — Nov 30, 2018
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Crown Point Press announces The Light of Time, an exhibition featuring etchings by British artist Darren Almond. Also on view are prints by John Cage, Sherrie Levine, Tom Marioni and Steve Reich, artists invited by Almond to “join the conversation.”
In 2018 Darren Almond, in his second residency at Crown Point Press, has created a photogravure portfolio titled Amalfi Sketchbook, and two sets of dramatic color aquatints. One set, Refractive Index, shows bright spheres against deep black fields, and the other, titled Foci, contains four images each showing a colorful streak against dense black. In the exhibition, the new work is joined by etchings Almond made in 2010 at Crown Point: a portfolio of black and white photogravures titled Civil Dawn and four photogravures in color titled Full Moon.
A new video showing Darren Almond working in the Crown Point studio this past spring accompanies the exhibition, which extends until the end of November. At that time, the artist plans to travel to San Francisco to be present for a closing reception.
Almond works in a variety of media (film, installation, sculpture and painting), but his themes remain the same: the exploration of the passage of time and the perception of memory. In the late 1990s he became widely known for his Full Moon series which is rich in lyrical atmosphere, with strong light and deep shadows.
Darren Almond was born in Wigan, England in 1971. He received his BFA in 1993 from the Winchester School of Art, Winchester, England. Almond received the Artist Innovation Prize from the Institute of Contemporary Art, London in 1996. His work was included in the famous 1997 exhibition, Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy of Arts. Since that time, he has been the subject of numerous international exhibitions including Herzilya Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; Kunsthalle, Zurich; Art Tower Mito, Japan; Tate Britain, London and most recently at Casa Della Fotografia, Naples and Galerie Xippos, Geneve. He is represented by Matthew Marks, Los Angeles and New York, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, and White Cube, London. He lives and works in London.