In the multidisciplinary group exhibition, Visions from the Ether, a dozen emerging artists explored the allure of possibility in a realm unbound by the laws of physics.
In Greek mythology, the god Aether represented the highest plane of heaven and the purest, lightest form of air that only Zeus could breathe. Throughout the development of early philosophical and scientific discourse, the concept of Aether was used metaphorically as an alternative and preferable explanation for the apparent ‘nothingness’ that filled vacant spaces. Aether represented a fifth element alongside those four that were tangible – Fire, Water, Earth and Air – and served as the foundation for scientific exploration of the propagation of electromagnetic radiation through space. Today, as well as its use in scientists’ vernacular, the word “ether” refers to an imagined place beyond the earth’s atmosphere; elastic, intangible and comprising infinite potential for other-worldly manifestations.
This exhibition gave artists the chance to explore themes beyond time and space, with works from Aaron Noakes, Dakota Gordon, David Crystalface, Jack Hammond, Mez, Nick Matthews, Oliver, Ox, Sebastian Grant, Slug and Tom Groves. Visions from the Ether was a collection of photographs, street art, digital works and pieces from other fine art media that spread across the two expansive spaces of aMBUSH Gallery Waterloo and launched with Oliver’s live jazz/hip hop production.
Aaron Noakes, Dakota Gordon, David Crystalface, Jack Hammond, Mez, Nick Matthews, Oliver, Ox, Sebastian Grant, Slug, Tom Groves