The works explore the ‘Great Work’ of the alchemical process, through which two conflicting opposites are redeemed towards a state of perfect harmony.
Sublime LapisSoft pastel and pencil on 160gm pastel paper100mmx100mm2021
Philosophical MercurySoft pastel and pencil on 160gm pastel paper100mmx100mm2021
On display at Abracadabra! at Alma Zevi, London. Curated by Freddie Powell gathering works on paper by Rebecca Ackroyd, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Adam Charlap Hyman, Charlotte Edey, Christopher P. Green, Esme Hodsoll, Andrew Huston, David Murphy, Jack Otway, Rade Petrasevic, Sofia Stevi, Katy Stubbs and Tom Worsfold.
As an incantation, Abracadabra is a word used to trigger a magical effect on a subject, the popularity of which has now been relegated to simple tricks in magic shows. It had previously been a word of healing and for invoking protection against affliction and disease. The exhibition presents a selection of works on paper through which to explore the potential and multitudes of magical thinking and beyond.