May 01

CATFISH BLUES

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Francis Kenna 1

Catfish Blues is one of those (fairly rare) exhibitions that its really good to be photographed in, and not just because it has pink lighting making everyone look fabulous – like in a butcher’s shop. Francis uses intense coloured lighting to bounce off and around the gallery and everything in it including the audience is illuminated in more ways than one (see photos of Francis for examples). His objects both minimal and reflective, mirror the active space and the movement of light from piece to piece. CCAS Manuka is thus transformed into what Francis calls a “laboratory for perceptual experiments”. Catfish Blues asks us the audience to question static notions of space, to see light as both an object and non-object, to investigate the spatial relations between perception and colour. But it’s probably best if you go and see it for yourself ! At CCAS Manuka until 10 May.

Francis II

Francis II

Dave and Alex

Dave and Alex

trippin' light fantastic with Alex

trippin’ light fantastic with Alex

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Sabrina

Nicci

punters

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Nicci