Inside Out: Outside In Roger Ackling 31.10/30.11 2012

Galería Elvira González will open on 31 October “Inside Out: Outside In”, the third solo exhibition at the gallery by artist Roger Ackling (Isleworth, United Kingdom, 1947), and the 170th solo show in his career. The show will feature some sixty recently produced small-scale pieces. Roger Ackling has produced his works using the same method for more than forty years. Using a small hand-held magnifying glass, he concentrates sunlight on pieces of wood which he comes across as he strolls through the countryside. The technique leaves a pattern of furrows and shapes burnt into the surface of the wood by the beam of light. It is, then, solar energy which creates a relief design on wood, which has had some previous use, and then been discarded.

Roger Ackling has held numerous individual exhibitions at galleries, museums and art centres worldwide. His works have recently been exhibited by galleries all around Europe like Galerie Rosa Turetsky (Geneve, Switzerland), Annely Juda Fine Art (London, England), Gallery I – Ingleby Gallery (Edinburgh, Scotland) and Galerie Josine Bokhoven (Amsterdam, Holland).

His work is featured in various major international collections, including the Tate (London), the Arts Council of Great Britain (London), the British Museum (London), the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain (Paris), the Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, the Stedelijk Museum, (Amsterdam) and the Setegaya Art Museum (Tokyo).