Brought to Light
Annely Juda Fine Art, London
1 February - 10 March 2018
This solo exhibition presents early archival works alongside an exhibition co-curated by Roger Ackling’s long-time friends and collaborators Trevor Sutton and Carol Robertson.
Including a selection of early notebooks, framed sun drawings, texts, photographs and works on paper that show Ackling’s first explorations of nature and art through the use of time and light, made concrete on found objects.
Ackling’s work stemmed from his presence in the natural world and his record of that time spent. Reflecting his lifelong interest in Japan, Ackling created a Zen gravel garden next to his studio - surrounded by walls, a small wooden platform was positioned in the most Southerly position, allowing him to work in the sun for most of the day. Ackling’s repetitive and time-consuming burning of found wooden forms result in sculptures that are contemplations made solid.
Roger Ackling - Brought to Light - Annely Juda Fine Art