Flowers Gallery | Peter Howson; Phlegethon | London
14 October – 20 November 2021
Peter Howson | Phlegethon
21 Cork Street, London W1S 3LZ
Private view Wednesday 13 October, 5-8pm. Email [email protected] to RSVP.
Flowers Gallery is pleased to present new works by Scottish artist Peter Howson. The exhibition of apocalyptic paintings and drawings draws its title from the mythical river Phlegethon, known as the ‘river of fire’, which featured notably as a site of punishment in Dante’s Divine Comedy. Exploring themes of prophecy, suffering and redemption, the works on view align the artist’s harrowing vision of contemporary crisis with a collision of references stemming from medieval literature, Renaissance poetry and 20th century science fiction.