Anthony McCall: Solid Light Works
16 Feb - 3 June 2018
Solid Light Works was the first major UK exhibition of artist Anthony McCall’s work in over a decade. It explored all facets of his work and included the UK premieres of three ‘solid light’ installations.
McCall describes his practice as existing in the space where cinema, sculpture and drawing overlap. He is best known for his large-scale, immersive sculptural light installations that incorporate the visitor and invite them to become active participants in the work.
The exhibition also highlighted the importance of drawing to McCall and the meticulous planning that goes into each installation.
Aided by digital projection, McCall’s new installations used only projected light and a thin mist, creating physically powerful works that take on the appearance of sculptural forms in space. Visitors were encouraged to engage with the planes and chambers created by the projections.
‘At the Hepworth Wakefield you can see the work of an artist who makes geometry mesmerising…nothing can quite prepare you for the experience. It is captivating. You are immersed in a world of diaphanous light.’ – The Times
About Anthony McCall
‘I am thrilled to be showing in the UK and particularly in the David Chipperfield designed galleries at The Hepworth Wakefield. These carefully proportioned and gently angled spaces are unusually sympathetic to the work on display’