Huxley-Parlour are pleased to present a solo exhibition by American painter Alexis Rockman entitled Conflagration. The exhibition’s title refers to fires of monumental scale that are ravaging ecosystems and human habitations across the globe.

The exhibition consists of nine new works developed over 2023, a year which has seen wildfires become an increasingly urgent issue, including in the artist’s own country. Rockman’s new suite of works presents a pressing vision of the critical environmental state of the planet. Over the last forty years, Rockman has developed a distinct visual language that has been described as “natural history psychedelia”. The artist’s iconography draws upon diverse references – theatrical dioramas in the American Museum of Natural History, natural history illustrations, nature and scientific photography and cinematic landscapes from film history. His methodology is further anchored within rigorous scientific research, often conducted in collaboration with scientific experts and historians, and extensive first-hand field study.