The exhibition at Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre was the first public showing of work from the Loomings project, as Ogle transformed the gallery space into an immersive environment showcasing the video work, Ray.
Developed from Ogle’s previous indoor site-responsive light works and drawings, Loomings encapsulates the artist’s ambition to escape the built environment and the confines of walls, floors and ceilings. Exploring notions of materiality, permanence and the perception of objects in space, Ogle uses light and space as a sculptural medium, creating innately ephemeral work, as the location shapes the work but also becomes manipulated by it.
Taken from the title of the first chapter in Moby Dick, Loomings references the narrator’s (Ishmael) feeling of being ‘pulled’ towards the wilderness and wanting to leave behind the constraints and domesticity of the city. Ishmael is journeying through a barren landscape in search of a rare natural anomaly – the white whale.
Loomings was an Arts Council England funded project and was produced and developed by Mark Devereux Projects with photography and videography by Andrew Brooks. David Ogle is represented by Mark Devereux Projects.