Circle Contemporary here at Hawksfield is pleased to invite you to its inaugural opening with “Form, Light & Sound” an exhibition of art works by John O’Caroll , Peter Hayes, Simon Gaiger, Deborah Mitchell.
PREVIEW NIGHTS with ARTISTS PRESENT & REFRESHMENTS SERVED
FRIDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER, 6PM – 9PM
SATURDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER, 4PM – 7PM
26th September 2014 – 15 January 2015
GALLERY OPENING TIMES
MONDAY – SATURDAY 10AM – 4PM
or by appointment.
John O’Carroll is an artist who is also a polymath. His wide knowledge of archaeology, geology, palaeontology and ancient history has been informed by his various travels. Born in Cornwall, John has spent much of his adult life abroad working and exhibiting in America, Holland and Egypt.
He has spent the last 23 years as an archaeological illustrator in the Dakhla Oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert. Whilst there John developed his own version of an ancient art technique, which combines layers of natural pigments with layers of wax. The result is a series of paintings that analyse different aspects of light and space, from the aurora borealis to light seen through amber; from light reflected off the sea in his native Cornwall to the space in the Dutch landscape.
John has also been inspired by discoveries made in archaeology resulting in his sculptures and installations which combine modern and natural materials, and make reference to ancient lost worlds. Living once more in Cornwall, John has just published a book of his work made over the last 10 years and it is available from his gallery and where his recent work is now on show.