Portrait of Helen Eel Robinson by Peter Clark
The Alchemy Experiment
157 Byres Road, G12 8TS
8th October 2021 19.00-23.00
Monday - Saturday 9.00-18.00
CURATED BY HELEN LEE ROBINSONS
Love & Chaos
" We began creating this show July 2021, with an open call based around the theme of ‘Love and Chaos’ – words that seemed to sum up how life has been over the past 18 months. The number of responses to the brief was truly overwhelming and we appreciate everyone who took the time to submit their work. The contributors to the exhibition and the accompanying publication have created a stunning collection of work that will act as a memento to the pandemic years and also as a testament to the importance of creative output during the chaos.
There are 40 artists featured in this exhibition, all with varied responses, techniques and mediums. A common thread amongst pieces seems to be that of playing with or highlighting the mundane parts of life, or what seemed mundane before things changed. Some pieces highlight the good and the bad in things so normal and routine we barely even notice them anymore. Some pieces twist the norm to shock, some make it funny or sad or beautiful.
So I guess that is how the theme of love and chaos has taken visual form, in those familiar things, the repetition, the small and comforting, the love and need for your friends and family, against, and infused by, the backdrop of chaos."
- The Alchemy Experiment
Dan O’Brien & Lucy Russell
Helen Eel Robinson & Andrew Sutherland
Meli Vasiloudes Bayada
Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Sophie J. Morrison
Thomas Clarke Hillan & Michaela McManus
"Love & Chaos" available to buy here
Opening night pictures by Peter Clark ( @pekyclark )