An exhibition comprised of 12 new works by Michael Smither that explore the link between colour and music theory. Smither’s interest in music saw him temporarily give up painting in the 1970s in order to concentrate his energies on music.
Subsequently, Smither reached a unique understanding of the correlation that existed between the world of colour and the world of sound. He transcribed his results into paintings that were first exhibited in 1980. Smither’s latest collection of works continue to explore the inter-relationship between the vibrations of individual colours and the vibrations of individual notes.
In his journey of discovery, Smither follows the celebrated tradition set by artists such as Wassily Kandinsky (1866 – 1944) who have also been preoccupied with mapping the connection between the spectrum of colour and sound.
In accordance with Smither’s theories on colour/sound harmonies, each work in this exhibition will be accompanied by its own original musical score composed by the artist.