Peter Garnick - 'Elements'

Wednesday 18 October - Sunday 5 November 2017


Elements pays homage to the fundamental role of women in ensuring the survival of our species. 

Faces of mature women are juxtaposed against the Periodic Table of Elements, which was developed over two centuries to identify, define and categorise the chemical compounds inextricably woven with the human condition. The fifteen wise and diverse women comprise a representative Table of Human Elements. The elements of this Human Table are crucial to the successful navigation of a truce between our species and the ominous consequences of its exploitation of the chemical elements.

Interestingly, there is also a visual reference to colourful prayer flags, themselves a contemporary icon of diversity.”