Glimmers of summer
15 Sep – 21 Oct 2023
The concept of time has forever bewitched and baffled humanity. In our bustling lives, carried away by the daily tumult, we often find ourselves trapped in a looming future or a lingering past. But what of the present, that fleeting moment that, once gone, becomes a part of the tapestry of memories that shape our narrative?
It’s this reflection on time and the present moment that Ben Arpea delves into with his Glimmers of Summer exhibition.
Capturing the magic of a summer afternoon in the south, he reminds us of the beauty in those suspended moments where each second seems to stretch endlessly, where every instant is lived with rare intensity.
Through a series of vibrant works, Ben Arpea takes us on a sensory journey, capturing specific moments: the tension of a midday tennis match under the sun, the serenity of a shaded lunch with a breathtaking view, the refreshing embrace of a beach swim, the soothing calm of a late-afternoon pool, the introspective contemplation of a Mediterranean horizon. While these scenes are unique, they evoke in each of us memories, emotions, moments when we truly “lived” in the present.