San Carlo is pleased to present Mark Handforth: White-Light-Whirlwind, the second San Carlo Cremona show to be held in the 17th-century church of San Carlo in Via Bissolati 33, Cremona. Mark Handforth's solo show is on view from March 18th – May 31, 2022.
White-Light-Whirlwind is a monumental painting with light. Balanced precariously on a single point, the work rises, twists, and expands 16 meters high into the baroque dome of San Carlo church. Standing yet floating, balanced yet hanging, the sculpture shifts perceptively between an unreal vision and its massive chandelier-like reality. The whirlwind, maybe a metaphor for our strange state of being for the last few years, has been interpreted as the physical manifestation of base earth touching the heavens. The interior space of San Carlo church becomes a metaphysical landscape, provoking an open conversation between the glory of the architecture, its deep resonance as a spiritual home, and the sculptures sitting both within and apart from this context.