The word ‘séance’ is an attempt to communicate with spirits; the word comes from the French word for “session”. The English word however describes a meeting of people gathered to receive messages from spirits via a medium.
Returning to Stanley Street Gallery is a group exhibition entitled séance, curated by Sean Morris. This new exhibition follows on from his successful, The White Room. The new exhibitions sees Morris going back to black as he showcases 22 artists working with everything from ceramics to slate-writing, coiled forms of black porcelain artworks and oil paintings of babies from the 70s at the Stanley Street Gallery.
Swedish master glassmaker Peter Nilsson presents his work Ragnorok, the one who will eat the sun. The work describes “the world of Fenris breaking free from his ties and eventually eating the sun, leaving earth in complete darkness”, says Nilsson. This draws parallel to the urgency of climate crisis and human’s disconnection to nature.
Until Mar 14. 1/52-54 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010. Info: www.stanleystreetgallery.com.au
By Kirsta Cheung