The Blue Hour, October 2016
The Blue Hour
Curated by Rowena Chiu
A one night exhibition
Richard Evans Romana Londi Nathaniel Rackowe Hirak Sawa David Spero Douglas White
Friday 7 October 2016, 6-9pm
The title of the exhibition derives from the Blue Hour—the time of day moments before the sun rises and immediately after the sun sets where a blue hue imbues the atmosphere and it is impossible to determine whether it is day or night. Time is suspended and ambiguity and openness prevail.
Romana Londi’s practice experiments with the permitters of painting. Encompassing abstract mark-making, gestural painting, performance, and sculpture, the works are conceived on the untamed recto-verso environments of unprimed cotton. Exploring dualities such as the intentional versus incidental and impulsion versus restraint through the processes of painting, dyeing, dripping, bleaching, and scraping, Londi’s ‘Happenstance’ series are sites of subconscious demarcation. A newly commission painting by the artist for this exhibition explores the concept of the blue hour.
CURRENTMademoiselle, Le Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain, Sète [July 2018 - January 2019] Rhapsodies @ PingPing, Brussels [September 2018] Played, Galerie Ebensperger [July 2018 - August 2018] Skinscapes @ Unit 1 Gallery [September 2017] Interview in ARTEVIST [September 2017] Art Night @ Whitechapel Gallery [July 2017] THE TIMES THEY ARE A’ CHANGIN’ (I WAS HERE, ME IN PLACE AND THE PLACE IN ME) (June 2017) The House of Penelope [January 2017] The Blue Hour, October 2016 Hestitika Magazine – Interview with Romana Londi [July 2016]