Light It Up
Say hey, hi, hello to our new neighbour. Sleepover at The Standard, London and snap up 2x tickets to the brand new large-scale immersive projection of David Hockney’s legendary work at Lightroom in local Lewis Cubitt Square, King’s Cross.
From 22 February.
Bookings are to be made at least seven days in advance of arrival.
Entry times are available at 12pm (Mondays & Saturdays) & 2pm (Friday).
About the Show: David Hockney: Bigger & Closer (not smaller & further away)
Hockney will use the innovative venue to take the audience on a personal journey through his art, featuring iconic paintings alongside some rarely seen pieces and some newly created work. His life-long fascination with the possibilities of new media is given vibrant expression in a show that invites visitors to see the world through his eyes.
In a cycle of six themed chapters, with a specially composed score by Nico Muhly and a commentary by the artist himself, Hockney reveals his process to us. His voice is in our ears as we watch him experimenting with perspective, using photography as a way of 'drawing with a camera', capturing the passing of time in his polaroid collages and the joy of spring on his iPad, and showing us why only paint can properly convey the hugeness of the Grand Canyon.
The Location: Lightroom is located in King’s Cross on Lewis Cubitt Square, adjacent to Coal Drops Yard and Central St Martin’s. The innovative showspace was designed by 59 Productions in close collaboration with Haworth Tompkins, who has designed the venue as a sister space to the award-winning Bridge Theatre. The generous foyer contains a café/bar run in collaboration with the iconic London restaurant, St John. Open seven days a week throughout the day and on most evenings.