A new exhibition at the Crypt Gallery
Sunday 7 – Saturday 20 August 2011
In the evocative setting of the Crypt Gallery, six artists will present a series of works exploring the beauty and mystery of the human form. 557 Shadows will combine classical craftsmanship with modern interpretation to give unique views of the body in life and death that question what it means to be human, with the title referencing the role of the Crypt as a final resting place and spiritual gateway for 557 people.
557 Shadows will feature work in a range of media, including stone carving, drawing, glass sculpture and photography. Through a contemporary use of natural materials together with pictorial and sculptural techniques traditionally used to depict the human figure, the artists will question the perception of the body in today’s society. The play of light and shadow and combination of anatomical and idealised representations will juxtapose the fragility and strength of the body and the transience and endurance of corporeal experience, to explore the essence of human form across boundaries of gender, ethnicity and sexuality.
The artists featured in this exhibition combine their creative practice with a range of professions associated with the body and include an anatomist, psychologist, medical illustrator and architectural stone carver.
The Crypt Gallery
St Pancras Church
London NW1 2BA
Private View: Saturday 6 August, 6–9pm
Open daily Sunday 7 – Saturday 20 August, 10am – 6pm
The Private Viewing of 557Shadows in support of the Albert Kennedy Trust. On the opening night 10% of all sales will be donated to the Charity. There will be a silent auction of Artwork created by young people supported by the trust.