Solar Wind by Gloria King Merritt selected for exhibition
at The London Group Open at the Cello Factory
The Cello Factory 33-34 Cornwall Road, London SE1 8TJ from 2pm - 6pm daily
“Solar Wind”, a digital painting on canvas (40” x 24”, 2015) began as a study in complimentary color, particles and waves. “Solar Wind – Performance of A New Media Painting” http://Vimeo.com/141335244
“Solar Wind” is the performance of a real existing digital painting on canvas, hung in a traditional contemplative white space on a Gallery wall. The New Media video art begins to express wild desire to escape the confinement of limitation. Paintings on exhibition are not allowed to perform, and are expected to hang quietly.
“Solar Wind” is restless to move beyond the gallery, and expand into the space beyond, embracing time, movement and sound, in an act of liberation.
"Solar Wind" demonstrates the transition from paintings on canvas in the contemplative space of the traditional gallery, to the freedom of time-based new media and unlimited digital exhibition. Collectors are able to access new media fine art anywhere and anytime. The excitement created by the complimentary colors and the illusion of movement in the patterns, inspired the
transformation of the static digital painting to a time-based video.
Gloria King Merritt
CLICK to read my Article in the Spring 2018 London Group Newsletter
The London Group
The UK's longest-running and most prestigious artists' collective, The London Group, is delighted to announce its 83rd Open Exhibition. In recognition of today's increasingly diversified art scene, The London Group Open welcomes innovative, challenging works in any medium, including video.
The London Group was formed in 1913 by thirty-two artists with the aim of creating an independent artist-led exhibiting body to counterbalance the power of institutions such as the Royal Academy. Since its foundation, the organization has been an integral force in the growing and supporting of artistic talent across Britain. The group’s mentoring and exhibiting program has gone on to support
the careers of many of Britain’s best-known artists. Frank Auerbach, Frank Bowling, Mary Fedden, Barbara Hepworth, David Hockney, L.S. Lowry, Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland are among those who have benefited from membership to The London Group
throughout their careers.
Private View on November 7th -
Gill Ingham (The London Group Vice President),
Nicola Schauerman / Genetic Moo (The London Group Working Committee), Tisna Westerhof (The London Group Member), Gloria King Merritt (Guest Exhibitor), Bruce Merritt, Susan Haire (The London Group President)