14th March 2019

The Culminating Moment

12th April – 7th June, 2019

A group exhibition curated by Jon Sharples at TM Gallery 

TM Lighting is delighted to announce The Culminating Moment, a group exhibition curated by Jon Sharples is opening from 12th April – 7th June 2019 at TM Lighting Gallery. This group show, including work by contemporary artists Jacopo Dal Bello, Louise Giovanelli, Chris Gray, Freya E Morris and Irvin Pascal, seeks out a Baroque sensibility and a taste for drama in contemporary art.

The works in the exhibition employ a number of methods to suggest the specificity of a ‘moment’, inevitably a fragment, with the interest supplied as much by what is held back as by what is present, ultimately enlisting the mind of the viewer as a collaborator to finish the job. Doses of realism are undermined by the exposing of any attempt to fix reality as being doomed to be an incomplete and subjective snapshot, nevertheless making a strong case for the power of instrumentalised art and dark comedy in an age of division and culture wars.

From Baroque painting to film noir cinematography, artists have used contrast between light and shadow to create a sense of immediacy, depth and drama – a spot-lit choreography of the viewer’s gaze and the subconscious feeling that a step forward or back would change everything. TM Lighting, art lighting specialists, will collaborate with Jon Sharples to illuminate the works of art in The Culminating Moment, using their high colour rendition GalleryOneFifty LED spotlights to bring the works of art to life within the gallery.

Jon Sharples comments: “From Baroque painting to film noir cinematography, artists have long used contrast between light and shadow to create a sense of immediacy, depth and drama – a spot-lit choreography of the viewer’s gaze and the feeling that a step forward or back would change everything. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to work with the experts at TM Lighting to light these works in a way that does them justice.”

Hannah Payne, Director of Marketing, TM Lighting comments: “We’re delighted to welcome Jon Sharples to curate the latest exhibition at TM Lighting Gallery for an exhibition that fully supports emerging artists. We believe the process of lighting art is an art in itself, and this exhibition presents a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with the artists to consider the themes in their work, and create drama with light.”

A Private View will take place on Thursday 11th April, 6.30 pm – 8.30pm. RSVP


Image: Jacopo Del Bello: ⟨É⟩ cong. [lat. ĔT] (2018) (detail), Oil, acrylic, pencil and gouache on linen and canvas, wood, fabric and string

Artist Biographies

Jacopo Dal Bello is a graduate of the Cass School, London Metropolitan University (2014), grew up Italy’s Veneto region and is now based in Berlin, where he has a forthcoming two-person show, Vergessene Objekte, with Ariane Hakami. http://jacopodalbello.co.uk/

Louise Giovanelli was born in London and lives and works in Manchester UK. She completed her BA in Fine Art at Manchester School of Art in 2015 and is currently studying at Städelschule in Frankfurt Am Main, Germany. Her work was recently featured in The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting published by Anomie Press and she has a forthcoming solo exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery https://louisegiovanelli.com/

Chris Gray lives and works In London. After graduating from Goldsmiths in 2015 he won the XL Catlin Art Prize 2016 and was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2016.

Freya E Morris lives and works In London. She has a BA in Fashion Design and an MA in Fashion Communication from Central Saint Martins. She was the Sarabande Foundation: The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation’s artist in residence in 2016-17. http://www.freyaemorris.com/

Irvin Pascal was born in London lives and works in Sussex. He completed his MFA at the University of Brighton in 2017 and was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries in the same year.  In 2018 his work was included in the group exhibition Talisman in the age of difference, curated by Yinka Shonibare MBE, at Stephen Friedman Gallery in London. http://www.irvinpascal.com/

Jon Sharples is Chair of the Simmons & Simmons Art Network and an Associate Solicitor in the firm’s Intellectual Property group. Alongside his legal career and his work on the Simmons & Simmons collection of contemporary art, he is a visual arts broadcaster, lecturer and curator. Jon is a trustee of Block 336 in Brixton, was a juror for the Art Night 2018 Open Call and was one of the invited speakers on the Zabludowicz Collection’s 2019 Master Class programme.

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 GalleryOneFifity (G150) LED spotlights. As with TM Lighting’s full range of LED luminaires the G150 uses high CRI 95+ colour rendition LED’s. For further information please contact: marketing@tmlighting.com

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

Private View: 11th April 2019. RSVP Press@tmlighting.com

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