‘and…there was light’
But there, ahead, a beam of light
Peered through the darkness of the night
And granted to me clearer sight
That I might be set free.
– Robert S Bise
We understand the importance of light when we are in darkness. What does darkness mean to us? Metaphorically, it can exist in multiple forms…a closed mind and an unkind heart, or in the evil actions we take and hurtful words we speak. It need not be simply the absence of light. A tiny virus can push the world into darkness. Our senseless consumption and the absence of care for the planet is nothing but an accelerated race into darkness.
But without light can darkness even be experienced? Light is needed to cast a shadow and it in this contrast that the we ‘see’ both light(ness) and dark(ness). Besides, we owe all life to that beam of light. It is our singular source of energy that is essential to produce food and nourish our souls. It is that silver lining of hope. It is the reason we look forward to a new day. It is the reason that causes the night to turn into day!
What is light to you? Where do you find the source of light? Where would you want it to lead you? Do you believe there is light that shines within? Is light a tool for your work, a subject, or an inspiration? Or is it a metaphor for hope.
‘and…there was light’ celebrates light in all its possible interpretations. A tightly curated exhibition will include early-career practitioners from the finalists of the first edition of the Inception Grant. Artists across disciplines and genres are invited to respond to this idea in their own unique style.