Traces and Testament – Solo Show

by Chantal


Westbourne Grove Church Artspace, Notting Hill, London

7 July – 10 August 2010

Private View – Tuesday 6th July 7-9pm


Traces and Testament is the first solo exhibition of work by Hampshire based artist Chantal Powell. The exhibition presents a compelling overview of her work to date, revealing its overriding themes of loss and longing, the real and the imagined, childhood and mortality.

Taking place at Westbourne Grove Church Artspace in London’s Notting Hill from the 7th of July until the 10th of August, the show promises to take visitors on a journey of beauty and vulnerability. A fragile nest encased in a glass box, girls white communion gloves, secrets in boxes bound with gold thread – these are some of the secrets waiting to be uncovered in this exploration of objects and their relationship to our memories, desires and dreams

Chantal Powell was born in the West Midlands, UK in 1977. She studied psychology at Southampton University and went on to complete a PhD focusing on commitment and sacrifice in romantic relationships. She now works full time as an artist with her doctorate in social psychology reflected in her work’s exploration of the universal emotions that connect us as human beings. Chantal has exhibited throughout the UK, in France and at the Venice Biennale.