Contemporary Art + Ritual2019
Contemporary Art + Ritual is an artist-led experimental exhibition exploring ritual today in the broadest sense. I will be co-curating the show together with Axisweb artist Caro Williams. Caro and I will be showing new work alongside 10 other artists we hooked up with through an open call. The exhibition will run from 16 until 21 May 2019 at London's Crypt Gallery. (see below for details)
Encompassing sound, light, word via dust, wood, thread and more the show reveals ritual to be an expression of human life that is undergoing a process of constant reinvention. The Crypt’s atmospheric brick vaulted corridors will take the viewer on a journey through healing, wishing, weaving, walking, cleaning, carving, folding, painting. A giant gold chain fashioned from bread snakes across the floor of a dark vault, two spectral life-sized figures made of dust hang from the ceiling, a ghostly woman conjures magpies from nowhere. In one chamber metal boxes emit birdsong reminding us of the passage of daily life, and in another hundreds of wishes are beamed out into the darkness.
The installation I will be exhibiting is called 'Make a Wish'. For the project I have been collecting wishes from friends and strangers in a hand-made cloud. These will be projected during the exhibition.
Artists: Rosalind Barker, James S Bond, Deborah Burnstone, Zara Carpenter, Blandine Martin, Elspeth (Billie) Penfold, Zoe Simons-Walker, Hannah Stageman, Sally Tyrie, Nneka Uzoigwe, Jane Walker and Caro Williams
Contemporary Art + Ritual will be on display at the Crypt Gallery from 16 until 21 May 2019
Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, Euston Rd, London NW1 2BA Open daily 10am to 6pm
The exhibition is free to view
Private View Thursday 16th May from 6pm until 9pm the artists will be present, all welcome
For more information see: https://artandritual.wixsite.com/mysite/artists + http://cryptgallery.org/events/