Thirteen Blackbirds Look at a Man

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Fiona MacDonald, Cathie Pilkington, Annie Whiles & Sean Ashton

At Chapter Cardiff, 2015

Taking its title from the poem ‘Thirteen Blackbirds Look at a Man’ by RS Thomas, this exhibition features four artists concerned with how modern urban existence has separated us from the natural world: socially, spiritually and culturally. What was once seen as magical is now understood in rational ways. The artists look at the gaps in our collective knowledge and personal experience and present imagined symbolic encounters with a dark humour, willing us to believe in what they tell us.