Flowers Gallery | Peter Howson; Phlegethon | London


  • Phlegethon (The Fiery Third River of Hell), 2021, oil on canvas
  • Optimum Est Pati Quod Emendare Non Possis (What Can't be Cured Must be Endured), 2021, various inks on paper.

14 October – 20 November 2021

Peter Howson | Phlegethon
Flowers Gallery

In-Person Viewing:
21 Cork Street, London W1S 3LZ

Virtual Viewing:

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.

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