Dorothy Cross: Damascus Rose

Dorothy Cross,Frith Street Gallery

An exhibition of new works by Dorothy Cross. The works in this show mostly originate in and are inspired by her time working at the celebrated stone masons’ yards and studios in Carrara, Italy, a region of Tuscany famous for its fine marble.

The works are primarily made from a marble known as Damascus Rose, distinctive for its flesh-like hue, which Cross found in the stores in Carrara. The particular piece of marlble she came across hails from Syria. This immediately evoked the biblical story of the Road to Damascus and the miracle of the enlightenment of St Paul who was blinded and had his vision restored, as well as the present violent upheaval in Syria, and elsewhere, with the horror of human evacuation and the thwarted attempts by thousands forced to migrate across oceans to supposedly safer lands.

Duration 17 February 2022 - 14 April 2022
Times Tuesday–Friday: 11–6 Saturday: 11–5
Cost Free
Venue Frith Street Gallery
Address 17-18 Golden Square, London, W1F 9JJ
Contact 020 7494 1550 / /