Grosvenor Britain & Ireland is hosting Liz West’s ‘Our Colour Reflection’ installation at the St Mark’s building, a former church on North Audley Street, Mayfair, from 4-17 July 2016. The ten-day exhibition is open to the public and free to attend.
The exhibition is part of a wider initiative to open up the space to
the public before it undergoes a £5m repair and restoration programme
starting later this year. Grosvenor plans to redevelop this West End
landmark heritage building to create a new retail, restaurant and
community hub. The building will provide a meeting space for the
community as well as 14,500 sq ft of shops and restaurants when it
reopens to the public in late 2017.
Liz West, artist, said: “I am delighted to be given
the opportunity to exhibit my site-specific work “Our Colour Reflection”
within the beautiful architecture of St Mark’s in London. Our Colour
Reflection creates a conversation between the viewer and the setting
using more than 765 mirrors made of coloured acrylic. There are 15
colours in all and the mirrors with diameters of 30, 40, 50 and 60cm are
set at different heights so that they reflect up onto the architecture
and reveal parts of the building that would otherwise be invisible,
projecting colour up into the historic interior.”
Will Bax, Placemaking Director, London estate at Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, said:
“This is an exciting opportunity for the public to see inside one of
the West End’s most historic buildings and a chance to enjoy the work of
a renowned British artist. We are looking forward to seeing how Liz’s
work showcases the building’s beautiful architecture and striking
features for all to appreciate.
More information: http://www.grosvenor.com/news-views-research/news/2016/grosvenor-launches-art-exhibition-at-grade-i-liste/