Workplace | 50 Mortimer Street, London, W1W 7RP
Opening reception: Thursday 13 July, 6:30 - 9pm
Exhibition opening hours: Tue - Sat, 10 - 6pm
Workplace is pleased to present The Blue Hour, an exhibition of work by ten female artists: Aglaé Bassens, Hazel Brill, Cathleen Clarke, Olivia Jia, Laura Lancaster, Rachel Lancaster, Julia Maiuri, Prae Pupityastaporn, Sarah Schlesinger and Jill Tate.
The blue hour (l’heure bleue) is a period of twilight when the sun is at a specific position beneath the horizon and the sunlight’s blue wavelengths dominate the sky. It holds a unique ambiance and energy, often evoking a range of emotions and psychological states – solitude, introspection, vulnerability, tension, mystery or fear. It brings a heightened sensitivity to the nuances of one’s thoughts and emotions, and a blurring of the boundaries between the realms of the conscious and the subconscious.
Within the exhibition, the artists explore the contemplative space that the blue hour offers and present a unique female perspective of solitude and intimacy either from an enclosed domestic interior or from isolated immersion in the outside world.