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Sculptor Roger Ackling made all of his work by the same method—burning marks onto found wooden objects and scraps by focusing sunlight through a magnifying glass. For Ackling, the method combined the monumentality and infinity of outer space with the intimacy of small-scale objects and alterations: Every mark documents the interaction of a ray of light that has traveled millions of miles with a discarded object that exists on the periphery of everyday experience. Ackling also curated his own exhibitions, transforming his sculptures into large-scale installations and interventions.

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Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
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Selected exhibitions
2019
Summer ExhibitionAnnely Juda Fine Art
2018
Roger Ackling 'Brought to Light'Annely Juda Fine Art
2015
Roger Ackling: Simple GiftsAnnely Juda Fine Art
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Voewood, 2013

Sunlight on wood with nails
26 3/10 × 2 1/5 × 7/10 in
66.8 × 5.5 × 1.7 cm
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London
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Medium

Sculptor Roger Ackling made all of his work by the same method—burning marks onto found wooden objects and scraps by focusing sunlight through a magnifying glass. For Ackling, the method combined the monumentality and infinity of outer space with the intimacy of small-scale objects and alterations: Every mark documents the interaction of a ray of light that has traveled millions of miles with a discarded object that exists on the periphery of everyday experience. Ackling also curated his own exhibitions, transforming his sculptures into large-scale installations and interventions.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Tate
Selected exhibitions (3)
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