Head in the Clouds
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Beverley Isaacs' work captures movement, energy, and light through a series of photographic compositions of dramatic skies seen through the large Victorian windows in her studio. The photographs serve as inspiration for a multi-sensory installation that explores the connection between the virtual and tangible worlds. Isaacs produces a series of paintings based on the cloud views seen through the window panes, which are then displayed around the actual window inside, creating a visual link between the internal and external.
The digital photographs, taken on a smartphone, represent the virtual world, while her paintings emphasise the tangible world through their textured surfaces, bringing to mind the concept of touch, which is particularly important during lockdown. This series of photographs serves as a record for the installation, which allows the audience to experience a live performance of the sunset through the window itself, with the resulting paintings surrounding it. Overall, Isaacs' work invites viewers to contemplate the relationship between the virtual and tangible worlds, as well as the changing moods experienced during lockdown.
Head in the Clouds, 2020
Series of 50 works
From left to right: Framed, Turquoise dream, Blasted wood pigeons, Silver lining, Pain, Glimpse, Hope, Forgotten, White Light
127 x 177.8 mm limited edition prints on Hahnemule paper available by request
Courtesy of the artist