TM Lighting Partners with Crafts Council and Cox London to illuminate Collect VIP Lounge at Somerset House
Collect VIP Lounge to Showcase British Design and Making By Cox London – Curated by award-winning Interior Designer Rachel Chudley
The 16th edition of Collect 2020, the International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design, has announced its new location this year at Somerset House, taking place from 26th February – 1st March.
Images: Left: Chris and Nicola Cox of Cox London with Rachel Chudley. Right: Andrew Molyneux and Harry Triggs, Co-Founders, TM Lighting
Cox London, VIP Lounge Sponsor
The 2020 VIP lounge will be furnished by Cox London and curated by award-winning interior designer Rachel Chudley. Cox London are designers and makers of sculptural lighting, furniture and artworks. Their thriving London atelier champions the highest quality British craftsmanship and artistry.
Cox London is designing and producing a brand-new body of work especially for Collect 2020. The pieces will respond to, and contrast with, the classical proportions of the rooms at Somerset House. Organic and free-form pieces will disrupt its handsome symmetry and have been influenced by Rachel Chudley’s focus on how the building has evolved since its inception in 1547 and its maritime past. Highlights include a 2m wide ’Magnolia Chandelier’ forged in iron and showcasing new lamp-making techniques and contemporary pieces of sculptural furniture juxtaposed with traditional upholstery. Rachel’s concept for the space also features a custom colour palette of rich shades on the walls by New York’s colour consultant and paint artisan Donald Kaufman.
“At Cox London, we are foremost artists and makers and as such, we have an absolute affinity with Collect. From the handmade, soul-nourishing work it shows and promotes, to the extraordinary artisans it celebrates. To partner with Collect feels for us like the most natural alliance.” Chris Cox Co-Founder and Creative Director of Cox London.
TM Lighting is Lighting Sponsor of the Collect VIP Lounge
TM Lighting will collaborate with designers Cox London, and Rachel Chudley, to illuminate the pieces and designs within the space at Somerset House drawing focus and attention to the tones and fabrics within the Lounge, using their high colour rendition LED GalleryOneFifty spotlights.
Chris Cox comments: “We are so grateful to TMLighting for working their magic, bringing all important light to our pieces in the Collect VIP room. TM are an absolute joy to work with.”
About COLLECT 2020
International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design relocates to Somerset House for its 16th edition
(27 February – 1 March 2020 / preview 26 February)
The Crafts Council announces Collect will return for its 16th edition, presented for the first time at Somerset House in London.
The Crafts Council founded Collect in 2004 with the aim to build the profile and sales for collectable craft and to promote the very best galleries and artists in the field. It continues to be the only gallery-presented art fair dedicated to modern craft and design.
For 2020, Collect is moving to a striking new home at Somerset House and is excited to be taking over a large number of beautiful rooms, presenting a new environment for Collect exhibitors to contextualise and curate modern craft. Collect will occupy the large gallery wings at Somerset House, overlooking the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court.
Collect is well-positioned at the start of the international cultural calendar and presents an opportunity to discover and invest in exceptional work produced in the last five years by living artists, much of which is made especially for the Fair.
Through the years Collect has been instrumental to defining and growing the market for contemporary craft. Collect celebrates over 400 artists presented by galleries coming from across the globe to this London stage. Half of the exhibitors come from outside the UK, with an impressive spread of European galleries as well an increased range of galleries from Asia.
“The appetite for contemporary craft continues to increase as seen by the number of new galleries emerging. The Fair’s new London home, Somerset House is an exciting development in the life of Collect allowing exhibitors to contextualise and curate modern craft and design against a backdrop of 18th century architecture, high ceilings and picture windows looking out onto the Thames”. Isobel Dennis, Collect Fair Director
Collect 2020 Opening times:
- Wednesday 26 February:
- Press view: 13:00 – 14:00 (invitation only)
- Exclusive preview: 14:00 – 18:00 (invitation only)
- Collectors’ preview: 18:00 – 21:00 (invitation only)
- Thursday 27 February: 11:00 – 17:00. Private view from: 18:00 – 21:00 (invitation only)
- Friday 28 February: 11:00 – 18:00
- Saturday 29 February: 11:00 – 18:00
- Sunday 1 March: 11:00 – 18:00
About the Crafts Council:
The Crafts Council is the country’s foremost authority on contemporary craft in all its forms. Founded in 1971, its role as guardian and champion of national craft practice has evolved to include exploring and enabling new possibilities, making methods and technologies. In Spring 2020 the Crafts Council will re-open its Pentonville Road premises as a new centre for craft, ahead of its 50th anniversary celebrations in 2021. The Crafts Council is a charity. Its work is made possible by the support of trusts and foundations, individual patrons, and corporate sponsors, and through public funding by Arts Council England.
About Somerset House:
Somerset House is London’s working arts centre and home to the UK’s largest creative community. Built on historic foundations, we are situated in the very heart of the capital.
London’s working arts centre – www.somersethouse.org.uk
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TM Lighting is pleased to announce a collaboration with Aleph Contemporary, to present a curated exhibition of contemporary work by emerging artists, from figurative to abstraction.
ALETHEIA: Shedding Skin
3rd April – 28th August 2020
By appointment only
- Preview: Thursday 2nd April. 6.30 – 8.30 pm
- RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
- TM Lighting Gallery, 7, Cubitt Street, London WC1X 0LN
Over a period of five months, Aleph Contemporary will present two separate shows with over 30 artists under one curation. ‘ALETHEIA: Shedding Skin’.
The subject draws upon a proposition discussed by Martin Heidegger in his ‘Origin of the Work of Art’, in which he uses the term ‘Aletheia’ to elucidate the capacity of art to disclose or ‘make visible’. And yet, it is a daunting realisation that with every new perception, an old view must be shed. Indeed, there is no such thing as a free lunch.
For the artist, the search for the real beyond the superficial means long arduous hours in the studio. Yet observing the crazy world we live in can be met with a wry sense of humour. Celebrating a breadth of practices ranging from figurative to abstract painting, this group show includes work by over 30 emerging artists, to be announced.
TM Lighting illuminates the works of art displayed using their Gallery G150 LED spotlights. As with TM’s full range of LED luminaires, the G150 uses high CRI 95+ colour rendition LED’s.
A series of talks and events will take place throughout the duration of the exhibition.
Further details and full list of artists are to be announced. www.alephcontemporary.com
(left, detail) Christy Burdock “VIRTUE SIGNALLING”, 2019, 150 x 100 cm
(right, detail) Rebecca Meanley, Untitled wax VII 2019, 199 x 146 cm
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The exhibition will be presented in two parts, under the same curation:
Exhibition duration: 3rd April – 28th August 2020.
Part 1: 3rd April – 29th May 2020. Private View, 2nd April 2020.
Part 2: 29th May – 28th August 2020. Private View 28th May 2020.
To RSVP, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibition open hours: weekdays 10am – 5pm, by prior appointment only. To arrange viewings, please email email@example.com
Location and contacts: TM Lighting Gallery, 7 Cubitt Street, London, WC1X 0LN | www.tmlighting.com | firstname.lastname@example.org | t: +44 (0)207 278 1600
About Aleph Contemporary
Aleph Contemporary is a new London art gallery that cuts across the digital paradigm to the requirements of physical art making. Our project is not a web store, it is a dynamic, visual and academic hub for artist and art lover alike. We plan to show at art fairs in London and abroad.
Our artists are carefully selected on an individual basis, with discussions and studio visits before they take part in Aleph Contemporary. Video interviews of the artists in their studio deepen our insight into their practices. Curatorial and analytical essays are included with every artist’s profile, to place their work into art historical and theoretical context.
Aleph Contemporary is committed to an active publication programme, publishing catalogues to specially curated physical exhibitions in London, highlighting particular angles and areas of artists’ concerns.
For more information visit www.alephcontemporary
About TM Lighting
TM Lighting is the UK’s leading art lighting specialist, manufacturing exceptional high colour rendition LED picture lights and luminaires for the art market.
TM Lighting is pleased to support artists through hosting annual exhibitions and providing complimentary exhibition space for artists, and gallery collaborations. Exhibitions in the TM Lighting gallery are specially lit, using the GalleryOneFifity (G150) LED spotlights. As with TM Lighting’s full range of LED luminaires the G150 uses high CRI 95+ colour rendition LED’s to bring art to life.
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London Art Fair 2019: The Living Collection, lit by TM Lighting
TM Lighting is pleased to partner with London Art Fair in 2020 as Museum Partner Lighting Sponsor, collaborating with Southampton City Art Gallery to illuminate their exhibition, ‘Gallery 80: From Generous Beginnings to Lasting Legacies
- Southampton City Art Gallery presents Gallery 80: From Generous Beginnings to Lasting Legacies at London Art Fair 2020, an exhibition highlighting the Gallery’s outstanding collection of modern British and contemporary art, which earned ‘Designated’ status from Arts Council England in 1998.
- The exhibition will reveal the depth and variety of Southampton’s evolving collection of modern and contemporary painting and sculpture with around 25 important works by Walter Sickert, L.S. Lowry, Stanley Spencer, Helen Chadwick, Maggi Hambling and Christopher Le Brun, among others.
- Southampton City Art Gallery is the official Museum Partner of London Art Fair, which brings exceptional modern and contemporary art to the UK capital from 22-26 January 2020 (Preview 21 January)
TM Lighting – Leading Specialists in Lighting Art
TM Lighting work closely with some of the world’s most prestigious clients to light and preserve their art collections, through vastly superior lighting, combining their products with technical expertise and a highly specialist advisory service. TM Lighting design and manufacture award winning luminaires and lights which incorporate advanced LED technology and a unique balance of colour rendition, temperature and consistency. Superior picture and accent lights ensure the colour within each artwork is rich, the canvas evenly illuminated, and the pigments conserved.
Clients range from stately homes such as Waddesdon Manor Rothschild Collection, English Heritage Apsley House, Historic Royal Palaces Hillsborough Castle and Hampton Court Palace to high-profile global galleries and auction houses such as The National Gallery, Christie’s and Sotheby’s, high-end retail spaces such as Harrods and Selfridges and a roster of private clients, collectors and residences all over the world.
At London Art Fair 2020, TM Lighting will provide specialist art lighting utilising the LED GalleryOneFifty, a high-performance spotlight with narrow optics and a magnetic, quick change lens, which is ideally suited for lighting in galleries and museums with tall ceilings and rolling collections.
TM Lighting are pleased to also be lighting JGM Gallery’s presentation for their group show of work by contemporary artists: Ralph Anderson, Dominic Beattie, Katjara Butler, Will Cruickshank, Bob Gibson, Puna Yanima, Martin Maloney, Maureen Poulson, Alice Wilson
As one of our valued clients, we welcome you to redeem a complimentary invitation to London Art Fair 2020 in January. Your invitation will admit yourself and a guest for one day’s visit from Wednesday 22 to Sunday 26 January. To redeem your invitation, simply visit londonartfair.co.uk/compinvite
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Image: Malcolm Drummond, In the Park (St James’ Park) © Southampton City Art Gallery
TM Lighting is thrilled to announce an exhibition by British contemporary artist, George Triggs, opening 5th December 2019 until 28th February 2020, at TM Lighting Gallery. Between Love and Fear, the first solo sculpture exhibition to be shown at TM Lighting Gallery, will reveal Triggs’ major new work by the same name, an incredible life-sized work of two colliding human forms cast in bronze, unveiled for the first time at TM Lighting Gallery in London.
Forming the centrepiece of a collection of eight artworks, which will be specially lit by TM Lighting, the title piece of this show, ‘Between love and fear’ is Triggs’ most ambitious project to date. This captivating two figure, life-size bronze sculpture reveals a true mastery of figurative artistic skill.
Triggs invites his audience to engage with their own subjective response to the piece. Conceptually, the sculpture is a physical representation of complex and often bewildering emotions which he hopes are recognised by the observer and reflected back to them. By holding a mirror up to ourselves and observing our pain and suffering from the outside, we are offered a new perspective and a deeper understanding of ourselves that brings with it a visceral sense of solace.
“’Between love and fear’ depicts two figures in conflict with each other, and within themselves. In human relationships, we so deeply want to love, and to be loved, yet a profound sense of fear creates a disparity which can be all consuming. It is the longing to embrace, but the urge to push away. While we are pulled in two directions, we remain stuck in our own turmoil.” (George Triggs)
Throughout his career, George Triggs has been widely praised for his work as an innovative and progressive contemporary sculptor. He has produced a catalogue of public sculptures as well as personal works of art, earning him first place in the Founders’ Sculpture Prize 2012/13, and finalist for the V&A Sculpture prize 2007.
A Private View will take place at TM Lighting Gallery from 6.30pm – 8.30pm Wednesday 4th December 2019.
TM Lighting is pleased to support artists through hosting an annual programme of collaborative exhibitions and providing complimentary exhibition space. Artwork shown in this exhibition is for sale and all proceeds goes direct to the artist.
Exhibitions in the TM Lighting Gallery are lit using TM’s specialist art lighting products, the Gallery G150 LED spotlights. As with TM’s full range of LED luminaires, the G150 uses high CRI 95+ colour rendition LED’s.
Using high CRI is important when lighting art, to ensure true colour accuracy, bringing the art to life. Its particularly important when lighting bronzes, so that the rich tones of the patina are revealed.
For this exhibition, TM Lighting are using a warm colour temperature at 2700k bringing out the red tones and warmth of the bronze.
For more information, visit: www.tmlighting.com
Exhibition dates and open hours: 5th December 2019 – 28th February 2020, weekdays 10am – 5pm, prior appointment. Private View, 4th December
Exhibition address and contact:
TM Lighting Gallery, 7 Cubitt Street, London, WC1X 0HF | www.tmlighting.com | firstname.lastname@example.org | t: +44 (0)207 278 1600
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TM Lighting has collaborated for the second year with UAL: University of the Arts London Made in Arts London to present their annual exhibition launching the ‘2019 Collection’. The exhibition showcases art and design from over 30 UAL students, and throughout the duration we will be providing Artist Spotlights to find out more about the artists and their work.
- Full Name: Jarek Kubacki
- UAL College: Chelsea College of Art
- Course: Fine Art
- Graduation Year: 2021
Can you tell us a bit about the main themes and ideas behind your work?
The key processes for this work is scratching off the paint and creating creases in the fabric, painting it, then letting it dry, and stretching it flat. This creates ‘memories’ or traces of actions, becoming the works’ theme.
Can you tell us how the pieces from the collection came about?
Inspiration for all my work comes from the everyday, the everyday life, outside of the art. Work culture, commuter culture and contemporary lifestyle culture has a big impact on my work. The reflective fabric I work with comes from safety gear – workwear/cycling/running clothing, and recently has started appearing in fashion as well. The material fascinates me, because of its philosophical implications.
Which artists inspire you or have had some influence on your work?
I have always been looking back to 60s and the Minimalist movement. Early works of Richard Serra and Larry Bell, as well as all works of Robert Irwin are very important to me. That is where the ground work has been done in the field I’m interested in. There are others who work today synthesising the past in the way I appreciate. Miroslaw Balka and Adriano Amaral come to mind.
What feelings or response do you hope viewers will gain from seeing your work in the exhibition?
Mine is the process of making. My hopes don’t go beyond my own practice.
What inspires you particularly about the medium you currently work in?
Retro-reflect – to reflect back onto its own source. Light that reflects off the surface of the painting travels back to where it comes from, blinding itself. Our experience is always incomplete, and always subjective. We often say we ‘reflect’ on something, when we look at an object, we don’t see the object as it is. We rather project our thoughts onto it, which is then ‘reflected’ back to us as the object we look at. Nothing exists in the same way it does in our psyche. Old sages and quantum physicists both agree the world is shaped by our thoughts. This is the process I capture.