28 April to 20 May 2017

In his exhibition Alchemical Text David Freney-Mills explores the visual properties of words and the resonances that occur when a word is fragmented, repeated and overlapped. To the artist words and their meanings are a point of departure akin to the symbolic value of lead in the process of alchemical transformation (in psycho-spiritual terms);
through repetition of a word via merging of improvised layers of painting in ink on both sides of Mulberry paper, the weight of literal meaning morphs into forms that trigger contemplation and allow consciousness to expand. Freney-Mills uses text as a representation of matter and it’s various permutations as a vehicle for spirit.