Rana Begum: Space Light Colour

Djanogly Gallery
Nottingham Lakeside Art
Nottingham, UK
7 July – 30 September 2018

The Third Line is pleased to announce the second installment of Rana Begum’s solo exhibition Space Light Color. After a successful first iteration at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in 2017, Space Light Color travels to Djanogly Gallery and features, in addition to Rana’s iconic series of Folds, Bars and Mesh works, a large scale immersive installation.

Rana imposes order and structure through the frequent use of prefabricated mass-produced components, such as in her Mesh installation that creates an immersive experience in the gallery space. Order, sequence and repetition are animated further by the application of alluring colour. Different materials and surfaces reflect and absorb light, whilst hues and colours create a range of chromatic effects provoking changing sensations as we move in and around her works and the spaces they occupy.

Rana’s meditative and transformative work blurs the boundaries between sculpture, painting and architecture. It has affinities with the built environment and her use of repetitive geometric patterns – found both within Islamic art and the industrial cityscape – also takes its inspiration from childhood memories of the rhythmic repetition of daily recitals of the Qur’an.

The exhibition is organised by the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, in association with Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham Lakeside Arts.

Rana Begum, Space Light Colour, 2017, Installation view at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, photo by Andi Sapey