Due to efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, the AGP closed to the public on March 14, 2020. While we work behind the scenes to reshape our programming, please enjoy this exhibition virtually. Like many galleries, we don’t yet know when we will reopen. Check for updates here or on our social media platforms.
The exhibition 217 includes a series of graphite drawings and 3D printed objects based on images sourced from an article outlining the initial investigations of section 217 in the 4th block of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, which contains a large, highly radioactive mass of melted matter, formed following the nuclear meltdown in 1986 and referred to as the Elephant’s Foot.
With this project, the Elephant’s Foot is interpreted as an object that is necessarily distant and invisible, deriving information from the limits of what is visually accessible in these degraded and artefacted digital black and white images.