Alchemy is one of the oldest sciences known to the world and at its core is chemistry - the states of matter relating earth to solid form, water to liquid, air to gas and fire to plasma. These elements, these transformations, reflect the simplest essential parts and principles of which anything can consist or upon which the constitution and fundamental powers of everything are based.
The natural forces of wind, fire, water and the potential of the destructive power of each and man's raw vulnerability in the face of it, are often depicted and emphasised in Turner's landscapes; storm scenes, avalanches, disasters at sea. With these references in mind, Gabriel Fine Art present a selection of artists whose works observe, record, celebrate and question our relationship and interaction with nature and our environment. Although nature exists outside us, it has within us not only its image, as something both actually and imaginatively reflected, but also its material energy and information channels and processes.
The unity of man and nature is reflected in the entire universe in miniature, so in each grain of sand, each drop of water, each tiny particle of cosmic dust, are concealed all the parts and elements of cosmos in the form of tiny seed germs so minute that even the most powerful microscope cannot detect them. Trillions of times smaller than the ion or electron, these seeds, unrecognizable and incomprehensible, await the time assigned them for growth and expression.
Carol- Ann Lynne
Please join us as we warmly welcome you to our private view on Friday 5 June, 6-10pm at Gabriel Fine Art.
Gabriel Fine Art, Cottage 2, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, Waterloo SE1 7LG
Private View Friday 5 June 2015 6-10pm
Show runs 5-19 June 2015