Kunstmuseum Ahlen and Bartha Contemporary are delighted to announce Adam Barker-Mill's retrospective. This ambitious exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Ahlen, will bring together a wide selection of work made over the past thirty years and is the British artist's first major show in Germany.
The showcase in Ahlen will also feature recent works, many presented for the first time. Including a series of new 'Bucket Lamps', a perfect example for some of the humouristic pieces by the artist. The unveiling of a new permanent public installation by Barker-Mill is another highlight of this show. Located at the front of the Museum, this new sculpture is set to become part of Hellweg ein Lichtweg, a unique program of light-sculptures exhibited across the region.
The work of Adam Barker-Mill examines the physical and experimental properties of light, an interest, which originated from his childhood fascination with the caves in his hometown of Somerset. Barker-Mill's sculptures and installations examine a wide variety of concerns for light, through a practice that began in the sixties.
The pieces have a deceptively simplistic appearance, allowing the viewer to maintain an idealistic visual, acutely unaware of the carefully structured designs, which generate, manipulate and modulate light.
Barker-Mill's sculptures are highly engaging. Various light effects and the constantly changing experience relate to the environment within which they are shown.The experiences of Adam Barker-Mill's works are subtle yet always surprising. Indeed, these works evolve from a deep understanding of the emotional effect of light on human perception.
Undogmatic and often playful this exhibition is designed to draw the viewer into experiencing the unique work of this seminal artist.
Press release courtesy Bartha Contemporary.