Curated by Juliana Lauletta.
26th March - 16th April 2022.
Echo's Studio, R.pelotas, 400 - Vila Mariana, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
In March 2022, Lewis's work 'Destruction of Our Pale Blue Dot I, II, III & IV was selected to participate in the Chronos group show. Artworks within the exhibition were inspired by ideas and concepts surrounding time.
The drawings are created over an elapsed time period as ice blocks melt into the Indian ink to create the drawing. Echoing the notion of our planet losing its sea ice and we only have a short amount of time left to reverse this damage before it’s too late. With our activities across the planet increasing the harmful gases within our atmosphere, the oceans are no longer capable of absorbing any more carbon dioxide and accelerating the effects of climate change. Our planet once referred to by Carl Sagan as a ‘Pale Blue Dot’, is suffering and dying
Past, present and future. The concept of time is familiar to everyone. And even though it is not something we can touch, see or taste, we can measure its passage using clocks and calendars. We follow the rising and falling of the sun and track the seasons coming and going. Yet we know that time is relative. It depends on the observer's perception. And its irreversibility is one of humanity's greatest unresolved questions.
Chronos exhibition explores the complex nature and passage of time; how we relate to the past, how it influences our actions in the present and how we deal with our expectations for the future. And invites viewers to reflect on our awareness of time, how we organize our lives around it, and also the way we experience it.
All Images Courtesy of Juliana Lauletta.
'Destruction of Our Pale Blue Dot I, II, III & IV'' on display in The Chronos exhibition.
Photographs from the opening of 'Chronos'.