Through the Looking-Glass: Mirror-Making with Dominic Schuster
Coinciding with Pitzhanger’s inaugural Anish Kapoor exhibition, respected masters of antiqued mirror and gilded glass Dominic Schuster showcase samples from their diverse portfolio of work.
In March 2019, following a major £12 million conservation and revitalisation project, Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, once the country residence of Regency architect Sir John Soane, reopened to the public. The recent project aims to peel back layers of history, extensions and overpainting, returning Pitzhanger to Soane’s original design, visible for the first time in over 175 years. Visitors are able to explore Soane’s architecture up close, giving an insight into the mind of one of Britain’s most influential and idiosyncratic architects. A programme of compelling and ambitious exhibitions runs alongside a wide-ranging programme of events to offer a stimulating place for creative reflection and debate, reaching the broadest possible audience and developing meaningful connections with the local community. In the inaugural exhibition, Anish Kapoor presents a series of sculptures that echo Soane’s complex use of mirrors and light to double and dissolve space.