Purple is Black Blooming
5 February – 6 April 2021
Open for viewing Friday 5 February
Purple is Black Blooming is an ongoing reflection of childhood and the home, as our experiences inside these spaces have the potential to deliver the foundation for who we become.
Through documentary and fine art photography languages, and a large sculpture made from the packing boxes used to move from the artist’s childhood home, Chapman tells a deeply personal narrative both mourning and celebrating the colourful imagination of childhood innocence.
Purple is Black Blooming invites viewers to reflect on their own experiences in their childhood home(s) and to consider how these significant physical environments protect intimacy, provide refuge and keep memories.
Image: Aaron Chapman, Everything’s A Ceiling 2019, Photograph
Image courtesy of artist