Chris Levine - Fine Art Society Contemporary
20 May 2013
Chris Levine, She's Light (Laser Triptych), 2013
Experimentation with light in contemporary art is very much in vogue, with thousands of art enthusiasts flocking to the ground-breaking 'Light Show' at London's Hayward Gallery earlier this year. One such artist using this sensory experience to push the boundaries of his practice is Chris Levine, whose work is made with the intention of being "experienced", rather than simply viewed on the gallery wall. His inaugural exhibition at the Fine Art Society Contemporary is entitled Light 3.142 and is focused on light as an element and its importance to our existence. The show works as a survey of his light work to date, and serves to contextualise his portraits within light installations.
Perhaps the most highly anticipated section of the show is the new portrait series She’s Light , capturing one of the most photographed women of our time - Kate Moss. The globally recognised supermodel has been photographed in a pose which recalls iconic muses from art history as opposed to the traditional modern celebrity, offering a fresh view of the fashion icon. Following on from the exhibition, a larger scale holographic stereogram portrait of Kate will be displayed in the window of Selfridges as part of a collaboration with make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury.
John Jones is delighted to have a strong working relationship with Chris, creating bespoke framing and light box designs for his iconic work. This exciting exhibition runs from 17th May – 15th June.