DARKNESS AT NOON
Curated by Ruth Calland for Contemporary British Painting
APT Gallery, London, 2021
Darkness at Noon is a group exhibition exploring the Covid-19 pandemic as an alchemical nigredo phase, in a wider process of transformation, and reverberates with a sense of the paradoxical in our times: the coexistence of anxiety and stillness, doom and hope, fracture and heightened connectivity. . . This show elegantly weaves themes relating to the personal, social, and global effects of Covid.. . The exhibition returns us to ourselves as spinners of ritual, myth and the archetypal, as in Jo Whittle’s image of an eerily-lit altar in a forest, and Chantal Powell’s sculpted alchemical totems.
Image credits: Chantal Powell and Chris Grady