The most recent exhibit at dathuil, Solitude, by Cicada, opened today, May 5, 2016. This is one of the most lovely shows I have seen in this gallery so far; sensitive and introspective. Cicade notes in her artist statement that [s]olitude is the remoteness from habitations. The sense of feeling to want to be away from everything. I’d like to be able to get away for a long time, just to think, to plan and to just be. A time to fix myself, fix all things broken, fix everything. The photographs depict plants, flowers and avatars, all in one way or touching upon the theme of privacy, aloneness and peace. There are seventeen photographs all in all, eight on the upper floor and nine on the ground. Part of the ground floor is covered in a yellow field of flowers, contributing to the overall sense of delicacy here. I also really like the way the ground floor images are mounted with ropes extending to the ceiling, a great addition. Head over and take a look at this exhibit, it will be open until the end of the month!
Photograph by Kate Bergdorf