A few weeks ago I was taken to task by my friend Matthew over my enthusiasm for Walsall Art Gallery. I mounted a defence and then we agreed to let the building have the final say and pay it a visit together. I don’t expect to have to say anything further.
By way of preperation, here’s a few images I took last week. In my previous entry I suggested that one of its qualities was that it was dark where it should be dark and light where it should be light. A simple critique but important nonetheless. How often have felt a building pro-actively working with darkness? Not very often I suspect.
Here’s some proof – the journey to the temporary exhibition space on the top floor:
Pick a date, Matthew.
Upon arrival at the top floor, having followed the light up the douglas fir lined staircases you’ll find (if you visit now) a carefully crafted installation by Hew Locke.