British Artist Liz West casts a spectrum of colour across Chester Cathedral, as ‘Our Colour Reflection’ opens today, Thursday 1 February 2018.
Our Colour Reflection will be presented by Chester Cathedral and Chester Visual Arts, and follows the award-winning ARK modern and contemporary sculpture exhibition. The installation, which will be located in the Chapter House of the cathedral, creates a conversation between the viewer and the setting using hundreds of mirrors made of coloured acrylic.
West, who outlines that ‘colour and light became my voice’ creates vivid environments that mix luminous colour and radiant light. Working across a variety of mediums, she aims to provoke a heightened sensory awareness in the viewer through her works.
Speaking of bringing Our Colour Reflection to Chester Cathedral, West outlines “I really feel honoured to be bringing a piece to Chester. The exhibition in the Chapter House came about because I loved the space first and foremost - it really lent itself to the scale of work. Our Colour Reflection coming to Chester Cathedral feels like, for me, it’s coming home.”
Ian Short, Chairman of Chester Visual Arts said: "Following the huge success of our Victoria & Albert Museum Pop Art in Print Exhibition, we are pleased to be bringing Liz West to Chester and to have partnered with the cathedral to present such a powerful and internationally renowned installation. Another great visual art event for Chester!"
Chester Cathedral’s Acting Dean, Jane Brooke adds “I am both delighted that Liz West is bringing her art to the cathedral and for us to once again play host to an outstanding cultural event. It will be an exciting experience to see the Chapter House floor filled with colour.”
In addition to the exhibition, there is an Exclusive Evening with Liz West at 6.30pm on Tuesday 27 February 2018 (tickets available from chestercathedral.com) and children’s activities during the February half-term.
Our Colour Reflection is open daily from Thursday 1 February until Thursday 1 March. Entry is free, though generous donations are welcome.
Further information including videos which can be used with permission may be found at: chestervisualarts.org.uk/liz-west-exhibition/
This is just one of the outstanding cultural events to be experienced in Cheshire and forms part of SLANT, Cheshire’s angle on art and culture. Slant is the umbrella programme that positions Cheshire and Warrington as a different cultural proposition from our metropolitan neighbours, taking advantage of our location, showcasing our best, innovative arts and cultural product, promoting the edgy and distinctive, whilst supporting the development of a mutually beneficial partnership between Arts, Cultural and Tourism sectors for the long term. Slant has been supported through the sub region by the successful securing of Cultural Destinations funding from Arts Council England. The 3 year project started in April 2017 and features an incredible line up of unique events in unexpected locations.