Exhibition

I Shall Walk Softly There, Damaris Athene

29 Mar 2018 – 12 Apr 2018

Event times

Tuesday 10am-3pm
Wednesday 7pm-9pm
Thursday 10am-3pm
Saturday 12-4pm

Cost of entry

FREE

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England, United Kingdom

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An exhibition of black and white oil paintings that take radiology scans of various cancers as their starting point, by Damaris Athene.

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Taking its title from Theodore Roethke's 1953 poem 'The Waking', 'I Shall Walk Softly There' features black and white oil paintings that take radiology scans of various cancers as their starting point. Damaris Athene graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in 2015 and works across many media, exploring the corporeal and abstraction of the human form. The body becomes unrecognisable: images are re-appropriated from medicine, scale is vastly changed or body parts are digitally manipulated. The beauty in these seemingly abstract images seems at odds with their subject matter, creating a fascinating dichotomy. Athene was shortlisted for the Hans Brinker Painting Prize in Amsterdam in 2014 and was selected for the Clyde and Co Art Award in 2015. In 2017 Athene was selected for ‘Platform for Emerging Arts #15’ at the Leyden Gallery in London and held her first solo show. 

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