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Wait Until Dark

By Lothar Goetz

Abstract

Lothar Götz’s exhibition for Chapter features a comprehensive body of work that ranges from site-specific wall painting and room-sized spatial installations to framed drawings on paper. His practice is informed by real factors of circumstance, site, or the particular inhabitants or histories of a building or place and he mixes these with interlinked narratives that are drawn from film, architecture, art, music and books.\ud There is a clear coherence and dialogue across his work through its continual engagement with ideas about architecture and space, and its characteristic use of abstract geometric forms, fields and lines of intense colour.\ud Many of his drawings represent the floor plans of idealised or imagined dwellings, sometimes for specific people or historical figures, sometimes for fictional ones. Colour is used to describe the functions and atmospheres of rooms, or the situations and qualities of the surrounding landscape, and take their cues from the identity of the person who is thought to live there, in a web of imaginative factors that intuitively feed into the geometrical arrangement for each drawing.\ud For Chapter, Lothar has created a number of new works: retreat Black is a sculptural form or ‘room’ that employs the many facets of his wide-ranging practice and offers a more complex viewing experience of the works contained within. Shadow Green, Shadow Black, and Shadow orange, three site-specific wall paintings, work to redefine specific characteristics of the gallery by drawing the gaze from inside this structure and in to a dialogue with the existing architecture beyond.\ud Circus, a new wall painting at the end of the gallery, is a vivid exploration of the many- layered nature of line and plane, and the architectural qualities and spirit of the place. It will be visible for the life of this exhibition, before it too is absorbed into the history of the building and the people who occupied it

Topics: sub_painting
OAI identifier: oai:sure.sunderland.ac.uk:3279

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