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Scream of the Butterfly

You are invited to the launch of The Davies Gilder Gallery's upcoming exhibition ‘Scream of the Butterfly’ 


IG: @the_screamofthebutterfly


‘Scream of the Butterfly’ showcases the work from a group of artists who use their mediums to sublimate personal experience, or reflect that of others, exploring complex psychological states and raising awareness for mental health. 


The exhibition will open on 1st June 2022 and run until 6th June 2022. 


'Scream of the Butterfly’ is being held by artist and curator Lauren Thompson and sponsored by Kane FM, a local radio station working to transform the lives of young people struggling with learning differences and wellbeing challenges. 10% of all work sold will go towards local mental health charity, MindWaves. 


To become a butterfly, a caterpillar first digests itself. Amidst the pandemic individuals have retreated into their own cocoons, trapped within the constraints of their minds. This has been, for many, a time for introspection and transformation. Although the process can be painful, once the caterpillar has digested itself, it metamorphosizes, breaking out of the darkness and through to the other side as a butterfly: lighter, free and high flying.  

Symbolically, across cultures the butterfly has become “a symbol for rebirth and resurrection, for the triumph of the spirit and the soul over the physical prison.” 



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Artists Exhibiting


- There are 8 artists in this exhibition: 


Steve Chapman - @stevexoh 

Vilma Leino - @vauhtivilma  

Samo Shalaby - @samo_shalaby 

Kasra Karimi - @kasrak_film 

Kate Zhydkova - @kate_zhydkova 

Grace Saint - @grace__saint 

Lauren Thompson - @laurenthompsonstudio 

Russell Thompson 


Our Instagram handle is @the_screamofthebutterfly Please tag us on any of your photos, videos or posts about the show!  


Davies Gilder Gallery at the: @newhouseartspace  

Curator and Artist: @laurenthompsonstudio  

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