A new exhibition ‘A World Within’ by the artist Idris Khan is set to open at The New Art Gallery Walsall, running from the 3rd through to the 7th of February 2017. With a preview evening taking place from 6-8pm, on Thursday the 2nd of February.
For the show Darbyshire were asked to provide a selection of frames in a range of styles, including a white Aluminium frame for the highly acclaimed image White Court (2001).
“The exhibition will bring together significant bodies of work drawing on a range of interests including classical music, the history of art, literature, philosophy and religion. Whether working with photography, painting, sculpture, moving image or installation, Khan employs a continual process of creation and erasure, adding layers upon layers, concealing and revealing to explore ideas around time, memory, creativity and spirituality.”
“This exhibition is particularly special for both the artist and the Gallery as Khan grew up in Walsall. The earliest work White Court (2001) is a photograph of a squash court wall, taken at his former primary school where his late mother used to play. This image demonstrates Khan’s first fascination with photography’s inherent relationship to painting. Two new layered glass paintings will be included in the exhibition, as well as a sculpture seen for the first time in the UK.”
Idris Khan, Seven Times, (detail) 2010