Gallery 106 is delighted to announce the exhibition CLOSE UP: Towards Midnight of Cary & Webb












Caroline Cary, Concerto I, acrylic on canvas, 220x125cm
Where: Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi

Address: Cannaregio 4132, 30121 Venice
Private View: Tuesday 22 March 2016 from 18:30 – 21:30
When: Wednesday 23 March – Saturday 2 April 2016
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 12:00-18:00 also by appointment

 Gallery 106 is delighted to announce the exhibition CLOSE UP: Towards Midnight of Cary & Webb organised in collaboration with Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi in Venice, Italy.

CLOSE UP: Towards Midnight hints at the conflict between the hope of a dawning day and the darkness of night and impossibility of not to be aware of the suffering of the world we live in. This, as Caroline Cary expresses “emerges regardless, from the subconscious, in the form of pictures expressing a certain conflict between the joy of life and the shadow of pain”. A good example of this is picture “After Paris” Cary painted just after attack on Paris in November 2015. This exhibition is an installation that combines the traditional art of painting with the modern technology of laser lights expertly applied by Jim Webb. The gallery space filled with light, colour and smoke suggests and conveys a contemporary view of the spiritual and ethereal, reminiscent of the sunlight pouring through the stained glass of a cathedral window.

Caroline Cary and Jim Webb have joined forces to produce innovative installations, combining the traditional medium of painting with the technological advances in the use of laser light.

Cary&Webb are creating a world of light and colour, a lake and waterfalls of deep blue, to immerse yourself in, fashioned from lasers. Swirling smoke drifts in and out of a sculptural construction of painted Perspex. The all-encompassing sight and sound is a mind expanding and emotionally moving experience. The experiments with the lasers is an attempt to use light as a three dimensional tool, using light as another way of exploring pictorial space. Cary paints the pictures and carefully plans the layout which is then all brought to life with Jim’s skillful use of laser lights adding an extra dimension to the installation.

Cary&Webb have been collaborating for many years; CLOSE UP: Towards Midnight is is an exhibition that will for first time going to show their technological and artistic partnership in Venice. They produced a highly successful installation, Horizon, in Docklands in 2009, Cloudy River in Gallery 106, 2012 and Castles in the Air in 2013, which is now to be followed by another, unusual and exciting installation for Gallery 106 that will be exhibited at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi in Venice, Italy. The installation is designed to open our sensibilities to a whole new area of visual awareness, appealing to all manner and ages.

Caroline Cary is an international artist. She lives and works in London and Southern Spain has been showing her work professionally in both solo and group shows since the 1970 ́s in, London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Nairobi, Granada, Marbella. She works in many different mediums, having begun her career in landscapes and figures, she has moved towards abstraction and to experimental work on Perspex.

Caroline Cary is a lifetime member of Free Painters and Sculptors with whom she shows regularly. She has been represented at most of London’s Art Fairs. Recent solo shows (2014- 2015) includes Artist in Residence with the Symphony Orchestra of Granada, Spain. OCG. Solo Show December & January Manuel de Falla, Concert hall, Granada, Spain. Gallery exhibitions include the Jonathon Poole Gallery, Sue Rankin Gallery, Austin Desmond Gallery, Christopher Hull Gallery, Gordon Hepworth Gallery, Studio 106 Art Gallery, The New Grafton Gallery and The Piers Feetham Gallery to name but a few, and in Spain, Gran Capitan Granada, and in various other Spanish venues and galleries. Studio106 Art Gallery, at the Center for Contemporary Art, Montenegro. (Paintings Caroline Cary and an Installation in collaboration with Jim Webb’s Laser Lights) in October 2013. In 2012, Solo Show, Studio 106 Art Gallery London, Sculptural Construction in collaboration with Jim Webb’s laser lights February 2012.

Recent group shows include Free Painters and Sculptors Summer & Christmas Shows Menier Gallery 2012 - 2015. Gallery Artists Show, Gallery106 in June 2012. Art Festival Salobreña in Spain, July 2012. Work In Public Collections include: The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel. The permanent collection of the Museum of Center Contemporary Art Montenegro. Manuel de Falla. Jim Webb is a well known laser performer who lives and works primarily in London.

Webb’s current work consists of redefining the public visual perception of lasers by use of techniques never used before and producing a visual experience which combines a fresh wonder of laser light with interactive elements that allow the viewer to modify their experience. He has exhibited globally from the late seventies, until today. He was responsible for setting up Holographic Studios at the Liverpool College of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. He has worked in television worldwide, including BBC Horizon, QED and various SciFi Series, as well as educational programs and game shows. He has created a variety of installations in many environments ranging from galleries to forests. He has also been influential within the development of innovative control and display techniques for use with lasers. Gallery 106 is a Not-for-profit organisation that provides a platform to explore, create and present contemporary art and new forms of expression.


 Curators: Andrea Chinellato (Ca’ Zanardi) and Dusanka Marsenic (Gallery106) In collaboration with MarMar

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