A major solo exhibition by Cerith Wyn Evans (b. 1958), one of the most widely established and internationally recognised artist working today.
Cerith Wyn Evans’ (b. 1958, Llanelli) artistic practice incorporates a diverse range of media including installation, sculpture, photography, film and text. He began his career as a filmmaker, producing short, experimental films and collaborative works. Since the 1990s he has created artworks that consider language and perception, focusing with a precise clarity upon their manifestation within a space, as can be seen here throughout Mostyn’s lower and upper galleries.
The works exist and take form through the reflection on and interrogation of the world about us, adopting what he identifies as “strategies of refraction…. of juxtaposition, superimposition and contradiction…occluding and revealing” to create moments of rupture within existing structures of communication, whether visual, audible or conceptual. For this exhibition he has focused on ideas around the folds and flows of energy via material and immaterial conduits, circuitry, and choreology:- the practice of translating movement into notational form. Wyn Evans engages with the site of the gallery to produce works which question our notions of reality and cognition, of perception and subjectivity…the exhibition as a meditation, an experiment with fluid recourse to scores, maps, diagrams and models…
Intricate neon sculptures interrogate the means of perception and question how we interpret the works and their spatial surroundings which are used to construct meaning. The visual assemblage presented in concert throughout the galleries unfolds in a sort of ‘controlled randomness’, in which artworks coexist in a play of exchanges between intervals and intensities. Neon works are suspended and isolated in space, seven-metre high light columns descend from the ceiling like a subliminal forest of thought, suspended windscreens are mobile, and transparent glass panes reverberate with a soundtrack defined by relations constantly in flux.
The exhibition is curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, Mostyn, with the assistance of Kalliopi Tsipni-Kolaza, Associate Curator of Visual Arts, Mostyn and Robert Grose, Exhibitions Manager, Mostyn. The project is generously supported by Colwinston Charitable Trust, White Cube, Marian Goodman Gallery, Dr Carol Bell, Salisbury & Co. and the core funding support from Arts Council of Wales, Conwy County Borough Council and Llandudno Town Council.