In the 16th century, Saint Teresa of Ávila spoke of being visited by an angel, of “the sweetness of this excessive pain” as he pierced her heart with a golden shaft. Theresa’s words, and her canonization some 40 years after her death, led the prominent 17th-century artist and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini to sculpt her as a figure bridging the seemingly disparate states of religious and almost sexual euphoria. The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa remains one of the most important and well-studied Baroque sculptures, and it’s also the inspiration for a major London show from Irish artist Chloe Early. via The Verge
Suspended is a new solo exhibition by London-based artist, Chloe Early. The collection captures a single figure in a state of weightlessness. The exhibition is coupled with a short film created in collaboration with London-based filmmaker, Andrew Telling. Suspended is currently showing until May 3rd at The Outsiders Gallery in London.