ART: PRIVATE VIEW - Garry Fabian Miller

to 31 Oct Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives
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The Independent Culture
St Ives has long been celebrated for its "quality of light"; indeed, that was the title of an art showcase across the area a couple of years ago. The Tate St Ives was at the centre of that event, and this summer it has made the most of a new twist to the old reputation - the quality of dark from last week's eclipse. It has titled the summer's exhibitions "As Dark as Light", in a programme that has involved several artists and which now closes with new photograms by Garry Fabian Miller.

Appropriately, Miller works in the dark, using the basic principles of camera-less photography, passing light through filters of oil and water on to cibachrome paper to create intensely coloured circles ringed by halos of brighter light. It's a method he's been using for a while, so it would be wrong to suggest that he's set out simply to represent the eclipse, but the results look perfectly in tune with it: fiery oranges and yellows or velvety purples echoing the paths of sun and moon. They are mysterious and uplifting images.

Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives (01736 796543) to 31 Oct

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