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The Time Is Now: Temporal explorations at Millennium Gallery

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'Nathaniel' by Andrew Hunt, from Portraits from the Market. Copyright the artist.

A new show at Millennium Gallery explores how art responds to the passing of time.

The Time is Now runs until 19 January and entry is free.

"Time affects everything we do, from when we eat and sleep to how we work and the relationships we have with each other," said Exhibitions & Displays Curator Louisa Briggs.

"At times we wish the clock would turn faster and at others we'd give anything for just a few moments more."

The show includes work by Katie Paterson and Ruth Levene, as well as Paris-based Bosnian artist Braco Dimitrijević.

Local artists in the show include Berris Connoly, whose black-and-white photography captured the slow decline of industrial Sheffield in the late eighties.

Each of the works in the exhibition invites us to consider the complex ways in which time fundamentally influences the way we live

Andrew Hunt's 2018 series Portraits from the Markets features two hyper-real paintings of Moor Market patrons. These feature Ivy, a 94-year-old woman, and Nathaniel, a young boy.

Further afield, Ruth Levene's film Inertial Frame documents the twilight horizon of the Finnish archipelago during a dark winter.

Katie Paterson created her 2016 installation Totality from over 10,000 images which represent nearly every solar eclipse ever documented by humans.

The Time Is Now contains work in a wide range of different mediums, from paintings and sculpture to large installations.

In 2016, Spanish artist Jorge Otero-Pailos made a translucent latex cast of the east wall of Westminster Hall, the oldest part of the Houses of Parliament.

The removed cast became The Ethics of Dust, a work that reveals hundreds of years of pollution and dirt, forming a physical representation of the building's history.

"Each of the works in the exhibition invites us to consider the complex ways in which time fundamentally influences the way we live," said Briggs.

Sam Gregory

The Time is Now runs until 19 January at Millennium Gallery. Entry is free.

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