Douglas White, Black Sun, 2010. Tire, yew root, steel, and MDF, 209 x 364 x 84 cm.

Douglas White


Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

Douglas White’s recent work sets up a number of contrasting references that convey a powerful sense of mystery. Grouped under the alchemical title “Black Sun,” his sculptures and drawings evoke light and dark and speak of powerful bursts of energy and their residues. His mediums range from octopus ink to electricity, bringing us into contact with atmospheric turbulence and enigmatic sea creatures. Calling attention to man’s ongoing fascination with the forces of nature and our attempts to simulate them, the exhibition engendered complex responses. Feelings of wonder, apprehension, and respect all
marked the experience…see the full review in July/August’s magazine.