Darren Almond: To Leave a Light Impression
20 March 2014
Renowned Photographer and multimedia Artist Darren Almond is showcasing at the White Cube in Bermondsey until 13th April. The exhibition To Leave a Light Impression includes the distinguished photographic series Full Moon and Present Form alongside new sculptural work.
Taken under the light of a Full Moon, capturing disparate, remote wilderness, Darren Almond reveals details un-noticeable by the human eye through a process of long exposures. He often leaves the camera shutter open for hours at a time to flatten the image and add and ethereal glow to the landscapes bathed in moonlight.
Almond’s interest in measuring time is reiterated in his photographs of an Outer Hebrides Stone Circle, used to calculate moon cycles since 3,000BC. He uses the stones images in Present Form to evoke our instincts to calculate and quantify the passage of time.
Almond also incorporates six pairs of bronze sculptures in To Leave a Light Impression, which equal the relative weight of the astronauts who have walked on the moon. The sculptures create a conceptual link between the moonlights effects in his photographs and astronaut’s physical effects on the moon.
Almond was born in Wigan in 1971. He graduated from the prestigious Winchester School of Art in 1993 and went on to exhibit at the Parasol Unit, the Venice Biennale and was nominated for the 2005 Turner Prize.
John Jones is proud to have previously framed Almond’s Full Moon series for exhibition using aluminium profiles.