Imran Qureshi Where The Shadows Are So Deep
18 February—10 July 2016
Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS
Award-winning Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi has been invited by the Barbican to create a new body of work for The Curve. Qureshi presents for this first major London commission, Where the Shadows are so Deep, a series of exquisite miniature paintings, drawing upon The Curve as a motif in this tradition. Hung at varying heights along the dramatic 90-metre span of the space, these delicate, jewel-like works lure the visitor in, demanding an altogether different kind of looking. Beginning with gentle scenes of nature, the sequence of works gradually introduces darker elements, subtly implying the uncertainty of what lies around the bend.
Opening: Thursday, 18 February 2016, 6.30-8.30pm