Darkness at Noon is a forthcoming exhibition curated by Ruth Calland and co-selected with Mimei Thompson for Contemporary British Painting. The exhibition will take place at A.P.T. Gallery, London from the 4 to 14 November 2021.

CBP artists:
Karl Bielik, Ruth Calland, Jules Clarke, Deb Covell, Gordon Dalton, Jeff Dellow, Natalie Dowse, Susan Gunn, Susie Hamilton, Ruth Philo, David Lock, Enzo Marra, Paula MacArthur, Monica Metsers, Paul Newman, Sikelela Owen, Harvey Taylor, Casper White & Joanna Whittle.

Guest artists:
Anna Sebastian, Sekai Machache, Cherelle Sappleton, Sarah Sparkes, Andi Magenheimer, Chantal Powell, Mimei Thompson & Jonathan Waller.

Darkness at Noon – Exhibition Preview:

An exhibition preview has been produced by Cherelle Sappleton. The sound is also performed by Cherelle and produced in collaboration with Tom Morris.

In these dark times we find out what we are made of; a time of transition for individuals and societies. Alchemy is all about transformation from one state to another, the pursuit of a deeper truth as precious treasure. Alchemists were engaged in the Middle Ages with a physical process, trying to turn base materials into gold through a series of chemical processes, a metaphor for the transformation of the soul. There had to be a Nigredo, a dark night of the soul in order to purify it. Death and decay, destruction of the old to make way for the new, are both real and symbolic in these precarious times of ours. 

Darkness at Noon – Panel Discussion:

As part of the Darkness at Noon project a panel discussion took place on 5 June 2021 via zoom: Chaired by Lucy Cox with Ruth Calland, Project Curator, Cherelle Appleton, Paula MacArthur, Stephanie Moran and Nick Medford on the panel.

Darkness at Noon
Curated by Ruth Calland and co-selected with Mimei Thompson for Contemporary British Painting.
A.P.T Gallery, 6, Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 4SA
4 – 14 November 2021