About Light is a space where you don’t only look at art, you influence the art. Created by Adon Lee Clements and David (Kam) Kaminski, About Light is a new media gallery similar to immersive exhibits like Imagine Van Gogh. The exhibit, located in City Centre Mall, is free to view and focuses on local artists.
“We’re keeping the space really accessible,” says Clements. “It’s hard for a lot of artists to get into some of these spaces, and we just want to be open. They come to us and want to work with us, so we’re going to give them a free space where they can display their art.”
The next feature installation, We Are the Stars, is a fundraiser for the Stollery Children’s Hospital and is open from August 7 to 14. It features paintings by Patrick Ennis, who will be doing popup live painting sessions, and digital art by Sokaris Studio. Three paintings will be up for auction and one will be raffled off to a lucky patron. The space-themed exhibit is free to attend and all voluntary donations made will go to the Stollery Children’s Hospital.
About Light shows its main exhibit, Voices of Chaos, when there are no guest exhibits. Glen Ronald created Voices of Chaos, inspired by five voices of chaos — essence, origin, wanderer, passage and mortality. Each voice has its own limited edition, hand-embellished art prints that can be purchased at About Light.
Clements and Kaminski went to Ronald’s studio, photographed his art and combined them to make the projections for the gallery. Over 150 photographs move across the wall, intermingling with Ronald’s five chaos art prints. The art is immersive so as you move around the wall, the art moves with you.
“There’s a huge digital art scene in Edmonton, but it’s all either underground or a secondary piece to a main event,” says Clements. “We wanted to create a space where it can be the main event for digital artists to come and showcase what they can do in a huge immersive space.”
About Light, located at 10025 102A Ave NW, Edmonton, is open until November 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.