Carlos Amorales’ Black Cloud

Carlos Amorales’ Black Cloud, just closed at Toronto’s contemporary art gallery, The Power Plant.  Black Cloud consisted of more than 30,000 black moths, cut out of paper and painstakingly installed in the gallery’s Fleck Clerestory exhibition space.  The experience of standing within this installation immerses the spectator in within the swarm, ‘…whose frailty and stilled flight contrasts with the sordidness of their forceful infestation [of the space],” the Power Plant curator, guest Christine Shaw surmised.  Read more and see installation images at the exhibition’s webpage here.

  Image Credit: Carlos Amorales, Black Cloud, 2007/2015.   Installation view: The Power Plant, Toronto, 2015. Courtesy of Diane and Bruce Halle Collection. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.

Image Credit: Carlos Amorales, Black Cloud, 2007/2015.
Installation view: The Power Plant, Toronto, 2015. Courtesy of Diane and Bruce Halle Collection. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.