In her TRACES exhibition at Hull Central Library artist Debi Keable explores ‘ghost signs’, those fading shop signs often found on the apexes of old buildings.
Travelling Trans-Pennine, from Hull via Leeds to Blackpool, TRACES imagines the remains of these palimpsests through another faded advertising material, neon light.
TRACES invites audiences to reflect on the city’s changing face – whilst developing maquettes for larger outdoor installation, material experiments, small-scale works, and also using the fabric of Hull’s Central Library Gallery.
Debi says: “I use illusion, perspective, and multi-layering to transform our perceptions of space and environment. I’m fascinated by the space ‘in-between’ where we start to interact with an artwork.”
TRACES is a 3-city gallery show with touring elements, developed through Arts Council England’s funded LightLab.
The exhibition is open now, and runs until early January, at Hull Central Library gallery space.