MUSIC ROOM ART GALLERY PROJECT PRESENTS
& MEENA CHODHA
14 JANUARY 2021 - 31 MARCH 2021
The Music Room Art Gallery Project is delighted to present Ignition - a solo show by George McLeod. The exhibition brings a selection of works from his black and white and colour series which are curated over two virtual gallery rooms that can be visited at any time. By clicking the link provided, you can start your journey through the gallery space and see the artworks on display.
Inspired by East Asian Sumi ink drawings, George McLeod wanted to find a photographic way of producing intricately detailed images. As with Sumi ink drawing, fire is both controllable, and unpredictable. The painter controls the brush, however, the bristles add randomness. A fire can be set up, lit, and to an extent controlled, yet it's fleeting nature, not to mention it's speed, make for an unpredictable outcome.
Fire is one of the elements of nature and one of the greatest phenomena in the world. It is an event more than it is an object. Familiar to every civilisation throughout history, and yet somehow elusive, fire has always danced between the practical and the magical. Inspiring fear and ritual, allowing food to be cooked, and houses to be burned, this duality of violence and beauty has been central to so much of human culture.