Hidden Seed and Soil

Photo diary from Alexander Carey-Morgan and Levi De Jong’s Asylum Chapel exhibition
Art | 4 June 2024

Last week at Peckham’s Asylum Chapel, an exhibition combined the work of London-born artist Alexander Carey-Morgan and Texas-born, London-based artist Levi De Jong. Having met around a year ago in New York during Alexander’s residency at the Watermill Center and while Levi was engaged in his studio practice in Brooklyn, the duo’s encounter ignited creative conversations, shared ideas and, now, a joint show. Titled Hidden Seed & Soil, the exhibition explored themes of “growth, transformation and self-mastery.” Featuring a mix of floor-based sculptures and material-based paintings, together the artists’ work sat in conversation with one another. “Change is inevitable, growth a constant of life” says Alexander on the inspiration behind his latest series, “This has been resonating in my mind during the making of these works.”

Alongside the artwork, the exhibition featured a limited-edition photo book shot by photographer Aidan Zamiri, documenting the artists’ creative process. Expanding Alexander’s ongoing collaboration (more on that here) with Ann Demulemeester creative director Stefano Gallici, the Belgian fashion house dressed both artists for the show’s opening, while the event was attended by musician October and The Eyes, and photo curator Sheetmusic. See images taken at the exhibition opening below.


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Photography by Rei Delos-Reyes

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