02/02/2023 - 25/03/2023

Contemporary - Painting

Seventeen Artist Group Show - Night Light

Thu-Sat: 12-6pm

Artists: Julian Adon Alexander, Seth Becker, Nicholas Bierk, Eliot Greenwald, Miho Ichise, Claudia Keep, Sung Hwa Kim, Angela Lane, Lorena Lohr, Natalia González Martín, Alice Miller, Francesco Pirazzi, Cece Philips, Alexandra Rubenstein, Masamitsu Shigeta, Adriel Visoto & Tim Wilson

“As light fades and the shadows deepen, all petty and exacting details vanish, everything trivial disappears, and I see things as they are in great strong masses: the buttons are lost, but the sitter remains; the sitter is lost, but the shadow remains; the shadow is lost, but the picture remains. And that, night cannot efface from the painter’s imagination.” - James Whistler

The night: rich in mystery and symbolic potential, conjuring thoughts on the cosmos and the unknown, prompting plunges into the abysms of the self. Handmaiden of sleep and dream, accomplice of desire and melancholy, whose cloak of darkness conceals both beauty and death in its folds.

Cob is proud to present ‘Night Light’, a group exhibition reconnoitring contemporary painters’ approaches to the night: approaches shaped by the political and environmental concerns of our present moment as well as a shared understanding of the night-time scene as the site of a rupture with the grand traditions of ‘plein air’ painting.


Camden 205 Royal College St, London NW1 0SG