From Friday, January 20th onwards, you will find Paul DD Smith’s solo exhibition The Chiral Gate, which explores the mysteries, anxieties, social pressure and inequalities around reproduction.
Stepping through The Chiral Gate, we get a look into the man-made world of vivariums and terrariums, where animals live under the control of humans and humans play God.
Paul’s exhibition introduces you to a population of creeping and crawling creatures, who each carry the ability to both impregnate and bear children. In his paintings, installations and sculptures, the artist combines ideas related to asexual reproduction and hermaphroditism to ornament and symbolism from Christian mythology. This way, Paul’s work stimulates an exploration of current prevalent notions of sexuality, gender and power, with the intention to open up new ways of thinking.
Feel welcome to join us for the opening on the evening of Friday January 20th, from 19:00 onwards.