Visit to the Lightbox
The History of Art & Architecture Group started 2019 with a visit to The Lightbox in Woking, an arts centre that is now a regular feature of our programme.
Though quite small, this is a regional gallery that punches well above its weight in terms of quality of exhibitions and we agreed that we are very lucky to have it on our doorstep.
On this visit, we saw a surprising Impressionist exhibition – surprising because almost half of the exhibits were sculptures. We had an excellent guided tour by one of the Lightbox volunteers who gave us some background and explained how Degas particularly had been influenced by the new art of photography.
My favourite piece was a powerful sculpture by Galou, whom I’d never heard of, whilst others enjoyed Pissarro’s thoughtful portrait of his wife sewing, Signac’s Landscape on the Seine and domestic scenes by Degas and Vuillard. After spending quite a lot of time in the exhibition, we enjoyed browsing in the shop and refreshments in the Centre’s cafe before returning to Ash