Jonathan Darby’s latest exhibition at Signal Gallery talks about socio-political subject matter of Brasil big cities’ slums but does it with a true sense of beauty. The favelas have been abandoned by national and local government and have been taken over by drug dealers and their gangs. A culture of lawlessness and violence exists unchecked, creating a level of poverty that gives Brazil the dubious accolade of nurturing the biggest gap between rich and poor in the world.
Some of the most vulnerable victims of this sorry state of affairs are the countless number of street children orphaned or abandoned by their parents. Jonathan’s show focuses on them and their plight. The show is supported by the charity CARF (Children At Risk Foundation).
The show closes 2nd April.
Jonathan has also been confirm for a show with Adam Caldwell this coming June in White Walls Gallery.
Please watch this beautiful teaser and come down to see the works: