This catalogue accompanies the group exhibition, Let There Be Light, focusing on the works of Vittorio Corsini, Sydney Casselman, Sergio Calderon, UVA: United Visual Artists and Aaron Koblin.
The phrase Let there be Light is a biblical reference from Genesis 1:3 in which God removes darkness from the earth. For centuries it has been a motto of many universities and schools (advocating the dismissal of ignorance) as well as appearing in countless texts and novels as an appropriation for ‘truth’.
This exhibition, however, will allow viewers to leave behind any historical or literary associations to consider purely light itself, and its immediate impact on our time and the space around us. The intent is not to strike a particular chord of meaning so as to paradoxically cage the interpretations of a light installation. The selected artists will therefore explore the abstract relationships between light and colour or shadow and how light changes when filtered through various materials, encouraging the viewer to achieve a state of mental free fall.