Abbott - Anthelion I

Anthelion I

2018

charcoal on paper

66.5 x 50.75 inches framed

Abbott - Anthelion II

Anthelion II

2019

charcoal on paper

66.50 x 50.75 inches framed

Abbott - Anthelion III

Anthelion III

2018

charcoal on paper

48.75 x 33.75 inches framed

Abbott - Anthelion IV

Anthelion IV

2019

charcoal on paper

33.75 x 25 inches framed

Abbott - Love Without Hope IX

Love Without Hope IX

2018

charcoal and soft pastel on paper

48.75 x 92.75 inches framed

Abbott - Love Without Hope VIII

Love Without Hope VIII

2018

charcoal and soft pastel on paper

28.75 x 21 inches framed

Abbott - Love Without Hope VII

Love Without Hope VII

2018

charcoal and soft pastel on paper

21 x 28.75 inches framed

Abbott - Love Without Hope V

Love Without Hope V

2018

charcoal and soft pastel on paper

28.75 x 21 inches framed

Abbott - Love Without Hope IV

Love Without Hope IV

2018

charcoal and soft pastel on paper

21 x 28.75 inches framed

Abbott - Love Without Hope I

Love Without Hope I

2018

charcoal and soft pastel on paper

22 x 30 inches

Abbott - Love Without Hope II

Love Without Hope II

2018

charcoal and soft pastel on paper

30 x 22 inches

Abbott - Love Without Hope III

Love Without Hope III

2018

charcoal and soft pastel on paper

30 x 22 inches

Abbott - Love Without Hope VI

Love Without Hope VI

2018

charcoal and soft pastel on paper

28.75 x 21 inches framed

Press Release

The term Anthelion means “opposite the sun.” The so-named series in this show explore ideas that are “opposite” of the sun – darkness, fire, apocalypse and the unknown, coalescing into a foretelling of a darkened future. In a second series, Love Without Hope, the artist considers increasingly common wildfires as they relate to climate change, pollution, industry, and land use, finding beauty and evolving realities. All works are charcoal and pastel chalk on paper and look at a potential near-future world, where the sun cannot be seen. Amory Abbott’s art practice reinterprets the romanticized sentiment of spirituality in nature by visualizing darkness and cataclysm in landscapes on the brink of transformation.