Fiona Finnegan, Dereck Harris, Paige Perkins, Ed Burkes, Mohammad Barrangi, Chantal Powell, Leo Robinson, John Stark, Bobbie Russon, Vivien McDermid, Pippa Gatty, Zayn Qahtani
The 12 artists in Chorus at Arusha Gallery this spring take their cue from rhythm, harmony, music, or sound – and their art responds to the varied reactions we might have to them. There are depictions of collective euphoria as well as the moment this tips into something more disquieting. We might feel in turn enchanted and invigorated, lulled or shaken by the art on display. While all the art works were made by contemporary artists, living and working in the 21st century, there is a sense of timelessness that pervades the show. Chorus speaks to an atavistic response to the strain and resolutions, beats and vibrations of sound.
- Figgy Guyver, Chorus