Four In One_12th December – 28th February

COMPOSITE

‘The constellation (placement above or below, left or right, etc.) as well as the boundaries (firm or loose contact, separation) change the appearance of colors.’ – Joseph Albers (1965)

‘When I decided to make these screenprints it was because I wanted to create a series of images using different coloured shapes contained within the restrictions of a square that could be rotated equally to influence and change with every turn. Inspired by the research of Josef Albers, into chromatic relations within fixed squares, I wanted to follow all the possible variants of implied volume and movement using colour, shape and scale within a rotated square or cube.

After nearly 40 years in design, I find myself returning to my key early interests concerning the sculpting of space through colour and shape, only this time without any prescribed commercial outcome.’ – Jane Dillon (2013)

“Layer after layer of civilized life seems to have veiled our directness of seeing. We often look for an underlying meaning of things while the thing itself is the meaning.” – Anni Albers

‘This specific ability to abstract surfaces out of space and time and to project them back into space and time is what is known as ‘imagination’. It is the precondition for the production and decoding of images. In other words: the ability to encode phenomena into two-dimensional symbols and to read these as symbols.’ – Vilém Flusser ‘Towards a Philosophy of Photography‘ (1983)