Deptford does Art is proud to present ‘Bring to Light’, an exhibition of recent work by Ali Darke, Suzi Morris and Yarasloff Soltan. To ‘bring something to light’ implies not only exposing a truth by an unearthing, a dredging up, an uprooting from the depths, but also the possibility of making apparent, bringing into the mind and materialising that which is intangible and resists representation, defies being and is uncomfortable to behold. The connections between these three artists enrich the potential for alchemical exchange through a visual dialogue within the space.
Artist Talk: Sunday 2 June 5 - 6pm
Dan Greenham, co-director of the gallery and also an artist himself will host a panel discussion with the artists followed by a Q&A. All welcome.
Ali Darke’s sculptural installations expose the landscapes, inhabitants and dramas of an inner world. She is seeking to reveal the emotional and unconscious workings of the mind and finds a liminal hinterland littered with the residue of lived experience.
Suzi Morris draws upon the inherent natural properties of oil paint to reveal imaginary ideas on the ‘unseen’ workings of the body in her ‘human landscapes’. Inspired by genomics and clinical virology, in 2017 she proposed the Viral Sublime as a new category and extension to knowledge within the canon of art history surrounding the concept of the sublime.
Yarasloff Soltan’s works emerge out of a fascination with the similarities between psychotherapy and alchemy in Jungian psychology. He explores the transformation of material and imagination to create his extraordinary sculptures.