14th March 2023

Dereck Harris – Dark Carnival

23rd March – 12th May 2023 at TM Gallery

We are delighted to present Dark Carnival, an exhibition of the work of Dereck Harris, the celebrated London-based artist and co-founder of Cubitt Artists.

Harris is known for evoking the digital screen in his practice and acknowledging the web as an open source for imagery, with its own tropes of communication. His paintings depict contemporary dancers captured, frozen in time, in the moment of a baroque spectacle. In the tableaux of his painted stages, the discomfort of the player’s body flexes like a muscular metaphor for inward struggle and psychological resistance.

Lighting the suite of works by Harris for the Dark Carnival was an interesting challenge. The strong presence of black paint (evoking a dark computer screen) in many of his works meant that there was a risk of ‘over lighting’ each canvas and making the works appear grey. The best lighting was therefore crucial to enable high colour rendition for these dark works, which are provided with our G130 Spotlights.

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 lit by the GalleryOneThirty (G130) LED spotlights and the GalleryOneSixty (G160) LED floodlights. As with TM Lighting’s full range of LED luminaires the G160 and the G130 use high CRI 95+ colour rendition LED’s. Artworks can now benefit from more precise lighting, drawing the viewer to connect with each piece. For further information please contact: marketing@tmlighting.com

Exhibition open hours: weekdays 10am – 5pm, by prior appointment.

Exhibition address and contact: TM Lighting Gallery, 7 Cubitt Street, London, WC1X 0HF | www.tmlighting.com | info@tmlighting.com | t: +44 (0)207 278 1600