LIGHTSPACE is Colin Taylor's third solo exhibition with Contemporary Six and it has been an ambitious collaboration with the Royal Exchange Theatre. The show celebrates the beautiful architecture of the Theatre and the imagined landscapes within it at our Gallery not five minutes walk away. Running at both venues simultaneously, the planning and curation was certainly demanding, but testament to the hard work of representatives of the Theatre, the Gallery, and Colin himself, we have enjoyed two superlative shows instead of just one.
Visitors have been complimentary, and commented on the consistently high quality of the series, and its remarkable scope. But what has proved most impressive is Colin's adaptability with material, perspective, and colour: how airy and alive each painting feels, how full of space and compositional interest.
Many paintings have found new homes, and we hope this first foray into collaborative exhibitions will be the first of many.