Helen Calder & Christoph Dahlhausen
Reflecting on Light and Paint
17 June - 10 July 2021

We are delighted to present this exhibition of Helen Calder and German artist Christoph Dahlhausen who was introduced to us by Calder with a view to pairing her work with his to create an expansive conversation about light and paint, colour and space.



The two bodies of work explore similar interests but through different processes achieve very different results. Colour - as reflected light and colour as pigment - is one key common element. Space is another with the viewer and the space they occupy reflected and integrated in the immaculate mirror-like surfaces of Dahlhausen’s appropriately named Bodies. Architectural space and the integration of the three-dimensional is central to Calder’s draped paintings which hang on shaped steel rods away from the wall. This exhibition marks an advance in her practice with visible brush strokes now adding pattern and texture to her previously predominantly flat paint skins
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Pushing craft analogies, Calder may be seen as the weaver creating forms which dress space allowing us to see more than one surface. Dahlhausen is the jeweller, the alchemist polishing his metallic surfaces – with paint in first instance sprayed on by a professional car painter – until they are transformed, far from the car body, into luminous pool-like jewels held on their deep substrate of honeycomb aluminium which also plays with light.



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Bodies (SE21-13145)
2021
Christoph Dahlhausen
enamel on Aslan film on aluminium honeycomb panel, 350 x 218 x 20mm

SOLD
Bodies (SE21-13145)
2021
Christoph Dahlhausen
enamel on Aslan film on aluminium honeycomb panel, 350 x 218 x 20mm

SOLD
Multi Remnant
2021
Helen Calder
acrylic paint skin on steel rod, 600 x 600 x 100 mm
Multi Remnant
2021
Helen Calder
acrylic paint skin on steel rod, 600 x 600 x 100 mm
Blue Remnant
2021
Helen Calder
acrylic paint skin on steel rod, 680 x 300 x 100 mm
Blue Remnant
2021
Helen Calder
acrylic paint skin on steel rod, 680 x 300 x 100 mm
Small Windows V
2020
Christoph Dahlhausen
photo filters, photo lenses, compound glue, nails, 506 x 95 mm
Small Windows V
2020
Christoph Dahlhausen
photo filters, photo lenses, compound glue, nails, 506 x 95 mm
Installation view
Installation view
Bodies (Avery rising sun)
2021
Christoph Dahlhausen
car paint on Aslan film on aluminium honeycomb panel, 600 x 500 x 50mm
Bodies (Avery rising sun)
2021
Christoph Dahlhausen
car paint on Aslan film on aluminium honeycomb panel, 600 x 500 x 50mm
Warm Gray Gold
2020
Helen Calder
acrylic paint skin on steel rod, 480 x 1040 x 100 mm (skin 480 x 370)
Warm Gray Gold
2020
Helen Calder
acrylic paint skin on steel rod, 480 x 1040 x 100 mm (skin 480 x 370)
Installation view
Installation view
Green Shift
2021
Helen Calder
acrylic paint skin on steel rod, 1500 x 1335 x 100 mm (skin 1230 x 420)
Green Shift
2021
Helen Calder
acrylic paint skin on steel rod, 1500 x 1335 x 100 mm (skin 1230 x 420)
Silver Shift
2021
Helen Calder
acrylic paint skin on steel rod, 1694 x 1008 x 100 mm (skin 1160 x 375)
Silver Shift
2021
Helen Calder
acrylic paint skin on steel rod, 1694 x 1008 x 100 mm (skin 1160 x 375)
Red Shift
2021
Helen Calder
acrylic paint skin on steel rod, 1427 x 1369 x 100 mm (skin 1170 x 390)
Red Shift
2021
Helen Calder
acrylic paint skin on steel rod, 1427 x 1369 x 100 mm (skin 1170 x 390)
Installation view
Installation view
Bodies (SE71-13142)
2021
Christoph Dahlhausen
enamel on Aslan film on aluminium honeycomb panel, 340 x 240mm
Bodies (SE71-13142)
2021
Christoph Dahlhausen
enamel on Aslan film on aluminium honeycomb panel, 340 x 240mm
Bodies (2)
2018
Christoph Dahlhausen
car paint on honeycomb aluminium panel, 340 x 240mm
Bodies (2)
2018
Christoph Dahlhausen
car paint on honeycomb aluminium panel, 340 x 240mm
Bodies (candy weiss)
2018
Christoph Dahlhausen
enamel on Aslan film on aluminium honeycomb panel, 340 x 240mm
Bodies (candy weiss)
2018
Christoph Dahlhausen
enamel on Aslan film on aluminium honeycomb panel, 340 x 240mm
Bodies (1)
2018
Christoph Dahlhausen
car paint on honeycomb aluminium panel, 340 x 240mm
Bodies (1)
2018
Christoph Dahlhausen
car paint on honeycomb aluminium panel, 340 x 240mm
Bodies (SE71-13143)
2021
Christoph Dahlhausen
enamel on Aslan film on aluminium honeycomb panel, 340 x 240mm
Bodies (SE71-13143)
2021
Christoph Dahlhausen
enamel on Aslan film on aluminium honeycomb panel, 340 x 240mm
Bodies (weiss)
2018
Christoph Dahlhausen
car paint on honeycomb aluminium panel, 340 x 240mm
Bodies (weiss)
2018
Christoph Dahlhausen
car paint on honeycomb aluminium panel, 340 x 240mm
Blue Orange
2020
Helen Calder
acrylic paint skin on steel rod, 1030 x 540 x 100 mm (skin 545 x 440)

SOLD
Blue Orange
2020
Helen Calder
acrylic paint skin on steel rod, 1030 x 540 x 100 mm (skin 545 x 440)

SOLD
Installation view
Installation view
Bodies (Avery roaring thunder)
2021
Christoph Dahlhausen
car paint on Aslan film on aluminium honeycomb panel, 500 x 400 x 50mm
Bodies (Avery roaring thunder)
2021
Christoph Dahlhausen
car paint on Aslan film on aluminium honeycomb panel, 500 x 400 x 50mm
Yellow Split
2021
Helen Calder
acrylic paint skin on steel rod, 400 x 1040 x 100 mm (skin 400 x 390)
Yellow Split
2021
Helen Calder
acrylic paint skin on steel rod, 400 x 1040 x 100 mm (skin 400 x 390)