Lumen (2016), David Ogle’s tree-like sculptures will be spread between Exchange House and Finsbury Avenue Square, providing a injection of colour and light against the shortened periods of daylight. Forming a luminous canopy of interlocking neon branches, Lumen encourages the viewer to enter a dream-like setting that feels set-apart from everyday encounters.
Complimenting this will be a selection of photographic works from Ogle’s ongoing project, Loomings (2015- 17), which the artist has produced in remote landscapes across the North of England and North Wales. Aiming to harness the dramatic landscapes and natural beauty of these sites, Ogle employs ephemeral and impermanent materials such as smoke and LED lights to trace the movement of the elements, and sometimes people, through these locations. With some of the artworks (or ‘Happenings’) lasting only seconds, and none lasting more than three hours, the documentation takes on an extended role, acting as a postcard of the event.
Light Traces has been produced and curated by Mark Devereux Projects alongside Broadgate’s Art Curator, Rosie Glenn (rosieglenn.co.uk), with photography by Andrew Brooks.