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New Art Exchange Open 2022

Thursday, 09 June 2022 16:28 Published in Group Exhibitions

Light Wedge, 2018 – present
Two glass holographic plates (drawings), physical wooden wedge.

We intrinsically ‘understand’ how drawings in our world function.  They are stable and attached to their picture plane.  What happens when that drawing is moved off the surface, and what does it become? It is neither a drawing, a photograph, or physical object.

In Light Wedge, a ‘drawn’ representation of a wooden wedge occupies a ‘place’ between the glass ‘picture’ surface and the observer. The light in the holograms is from 2018, when the drawings were recorded. Light from the physical wedge is from 2022 (or whenever the installation is viewed).


Light Wedge was selected from over 300 entries for inclusion in the 2022 New Art Exchange Open exhibition.


Gallery installation

Wedge detail


The exhibition opens on 10th June 2022 and continues until 3rd September
Gallery open Tuesday – Saturday 10am - 4pm


Light Wedge 2018 was produced at the Light Foundry, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA in collaboration with artist August Muth.

Centre Column-Blue

Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:00 Published in Holography

Centre Column-Blue was produced during 2017 in association with artist August Muth at The Light Foundry, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

It offers a reworking of previous works using this three column construction of gestural lines.

In this example the central blue line protrudes from the surfce of the glass plate into the viewers' space.  Moving from left to right causes this column of drawn marks to shift, overlap with the other drawn lines on the surface of the plate and, eventually shift out of view.

Dichromate gelatine on glass: H 63.5 x W 48 x D 2.5 cm.

This piece was first shown in Aura Kinetica, Currents New Media Arts Festival, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, during 2017 and then in 2018 as part the  The Unsupported Mark - Drawing with Holography exhibition held at Gallery 296, London.


Film Free and Easy

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 18:51 Published in News

An installation with 35mm slide and reflection hologram was included as part of Film Free and Easy at Primary Studios, Nottingham. 
The second in a series of evening projection presentations.

Andrew Pepper installed this piece alongside a sound installation by Claire Davies. 

More details here.

Film Free and Easy – Primary Studios

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 18:40 Published in Group Exhibitions

Installation with projected 35mm slide and hologram.


Curated by Frank Abbott one of Primary’s resident artists, this was the second in a series of one-night installation evenings located across the various spaces at Primary. 

This October edition featured holograms, super 8, sound works, digital videos, found footage – projected and displayed using walls, objects, phones, TVs and screens.

It was also a chance to catch up with the Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition, part of which was on show at Primary.

The structure of the event was based submission of work and the audience bringing along the material that would be shown.


A developmental piece which began as part of the 2015 Summer Lodge, a two week residency within the fine art studios at Nottingham Trent University, during July.

Featuring work by: Sara Bonaventura, Craig Parr, Jane Wheat, Kirsty Birtwistle, Sue Ansell, Emily Simpson, Claire Davies,,Laura O’connor, Emily Warner and Gavin Rogers, Frank Abbott, Yelena Popova, Wayne Burrows, Reece Straw, Julian Hughes, Amir Ghazi-Noory, Yvonne Lake, Andrew Pepper.

More details: www.weareprimary.org

Exhibition dates:  22nd October 2015



Three Planes Transected

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 16:09 Published in Holography

Title: Three Planes Transected

Date: 2015

Materials: Digital hologram, 35mm slide + projector

Size: Hologram 29 x 29 cm

Installation: Gallery wall

Notes: Produced within the Summer Lodge 2015 residency at Nottingham Trent University.
29th June - 10th July 2015.


The digital hologram containing three distinct planes of light, each punctuated by a rectangular hole, is displayed in a traditional format on the gallery wall.

Light from a 35mm slide is projected across the space to illuminate the holographic rectangle.


The location and structure of the plinth, which supports the 35mm slide projector, is integral to the installation, offering a 'barrier' between the observer and the observed.

There are a series of questions raised around the nature of the illumination.  Is the projector projecting the image, seen in the hologram, in a traditional manner?  Where is the image located?  Within the hologram, within the projector or some space between the two?



Attempting to view the holographic image 'head on', at the point where traditional vanishing point perspective would become operative, caused the observer to obscure the illuminating source effectively 'switching off' the holographic image. 

The use of semi-redundant technology (slide projector) as an integral aspect of the installation, alongside advanced imaging technology (digital holographics) and the vocabulary of gallery installation (through wall-based and museum plinths) attempt to raise question around the misconception of how holographic images are ‘projected’ and their 'place' in a display culture.

See also Curved 2001



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Andrew Pepper works with projected light, holography and installation.  Based in the UK,  he has exhibited his work in group and solo exhibitions internationally and, as a senior lecturer in fine art at Nottingham Trent University, he taught on the BA (Hons) fine art course, the Master of Fine Art course and has acted as a PhD examiner for a wide range of key project-based research submissions.


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