In Bringing to Light, artist and guest curator Jananne Al-Ani has chosen works from the Towner Collection by a broad range of artists including Roni Horn, Marine Hugonnier, Peter Lanyon, Eric Ravilious, Jem Southam and Victor Pasmore, bringing together a range of prints, photographs, moving image works and paintings, displayed with two further works of her own, Excavators (2010) and Black Powder Peninsula (2016).
A Young Airman (1933) by Eric Ravilious, in particular, has been chosen for its connection, in the artist’s view, to the biplanes depicted in the object which features in Al-Ani’s moving image work, Timelines (2022), which is presented alongside this exhibition in an adjacent gallery.
Chosen by Al-Ani from Towner’s Collection of over 5000 works, this curated selection draws upon propositions that can be considered when viewing Al-Ani’s new moving image work, such as looking at the world from an aerial view, notions of landscape (in particular, when viewed through a lens), as well as space, light, pattern, and contested geographies.
Presented alongside Jananne Al-Ani: Timelines, 12 February to 22 May 2022.
Details of the events accompanying both Bringing to Light and Timelines can be found on the Timelines exhibition page here.
If you are visiting the exhibition, you can download below a large print copy of the label text for Bringing to Light.
You can also access printed Large Print Guides in the gallery by asking a member of staff at the exhibition entrance.