Whisper II - Faint
October 13 - October 24 1999
Utilising the effects of light in her work, Vanessa Narbey creates
installations that exist in a state of flux, subject to subtle
changes in ambient lighting. Employing a visual economy of means
Narbey scratches, prints and paints onto glass or perspex to generate
sedimentary layers of visual meaning.
In her exhibition at The Physics Room, Whisper II - Faint, Narbey
worked directly on the impressive windows of the gallery, tracing
a labyrinth of marks onto the glass which cast shadows and reflections
onto the walls of the space. These rhythmic patterns of texture
and light evoke sheets of rain, or insect swarms, and invite consideration
of the complex relationship between the hidden and the visible,
the imagined and the real.