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WINTER GROUP SHOW
A group exhibition featuring works by John O’Carroll, Ben Allen, Simon Gaiger, Peter Hayes, Michael Olsen, Deborah Mitchell, Henry Beazley, Dan Miles, Jenny Beavan, Adam Halls, Joe Morris, Fiona Sperryn and Chris Prindl.
In addition we will be introducing works by three new artists to the gallery, painters Sax Impey, Kerry Harding and print artist Emily Crookshank.
In curating SOLID MODERN we have chosen artists who’s cardinal form stems from the Modern movements of Cubism, Di Stijl and Surrealism. Simon Gaiger from Wales and Parisian Genevieve Claisse have suitably different takes on abstraction.
“Adam Halls is tucked into the corner of a small hut, his studio. On his right hangs a work in progress, glistening in the cold day light. I look through the shed window at the full grass fields, beyond, to the valley and over the moor; this is Adams palette. I study the unfinished embroidery – the wavering layers of late summer yellows and muted greens: Adams colours in Adams place.”
Opening reception: Saturday 19th Aug 2017, 13:00 – 16:00 with artist present and refreshments served
Exhibition will continue until 14th September 2017
The young artists studio is a small patch in a room full of fork trucks. Henry Beazley’s rusted iron sculptures jostle for space in the dimly lit storeroom. When disentangled, I find Henry’s abstract offerings quirky and engaging, resembling the modernist sculpture of David Smith, who was the first artist to work directly with welded metal. On second thought they seem to be made in the spirit of Catalan sculptor Julio Gonzalez who was famous for his expressive use of iron in modern sculpture.
Process Art is a movement which emphasises the act of artistic creation, the journey, rather than the finished product, the destination. Imaginative use of iron for making art without a plan suits Beazley’s identity – an intelligent person who often feels overwhelmed in the world, Henry immerses himself in the making process to bring order and therefore balance into his life.
His work is raw “I like to keep the scars,” and playful, “I just go with the flow then let nature take them on:” he shows me a spider hiding in an angle of rust. Beazley’s sculptures may start life in the studio but they continue to evolve outside when exposed to the alchemy of the elements.
Ants navigate twists of oxidised orange steel, snails clench, moss clings and rows of birds perch on a cantilever – just hanging in the balance.
Critique by Vera Marr
Wil Jansen uses motifs from nature as a starting point for her succulent impasto oil paintings. Jansen explores the sculptural possibilities of paint by sweeping, curving, slabbing and moulding the gloppy slicks into tiny abstractions pulsating with hot/cool colours which remind us of India and Mexico.
13:00: Introduction to Peter Hayes and his practice (45 mins)
14:30: Live raku pit fire demonstration (outside and weather dependant)
Refreshments will be served throughout the day and the event is free to attend.
“Stylistically experimental and pulsating with life, Ben Allen’s new abstract paintings, at first sight, seem to be born from sixties America – Painters like Frank Stella and Kenneth Noland. The more I look, and paintings need time to reveal themselves, I see Allen is appropriating the language of Modernism for a new audience…”
Circle is pleased to announce new works by local potter Chris Prindl.
Prindl had been making pots since 1987 with Toshiko Takaezu while at Princeton University and in 1990 became an apprentice to Takao Okazaki in Yamagata, Japan. He introducing exquisite Japanese ceramic techniques in his form and glaze.
Please join us for TATE Film Club curated by Wadebridge Look Group and Circle Contemporary Gallery. We are excited to announce we will be joined by Mark Jenkin who will present 3 short films of choice and be available for an interesting Q&A.
Working from his studio in Circle Contemporary Gallery John’s work and new ‘Zephyr’ series speaks about the landscape of change and transition and becomes part of it Representing light, absorbing it and changing it – employing the processes of alchemy, wind, erosion and time in the making.
Based on the idea of a book group, Look Groups are a network of groups throughout Cornwall whose members meet regularly to talk about art, artists and ideas. Each group sets its own topics and ideas for discussion, which is central to the idea of Look Groups.
Wadebridge Look Group meets up once a month in the gallery and is lead by Joan Kinghorn, to join please register your interest with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simon Gaiger is a sculptor, who also designs and makes furniture pieces for both indoors and outdoors, from wood and steel. His pieces are usually carved from green wood and often include other materials such as steel or concrete.
Join us for an exceptionally exciting Film Club at Circle Contemporary Gallery. Curated by Wadebridge Look Group, the season kicks off with a double bill of films by Anton Vidokle, ‘This is Cosmos’ & ‘The Communist Revolution Was Caused By The Sun’, introduced by special guest Cameron Foote, Assistant Curator at The Whitechapel.
We are pleased to invite you to a reception in honour of Egypt’s leading contemporary artist ‘ABLA’, with an exhibition of his works on paper telling ‘The Story of the Silk Road.’ Mohamed Abla uses a technique known as “Floating ink” a process of marbling plain paper with water and ink combined with collage.
Resident artist John O’Carroll stepped behind the lens with film makers Vicky Lawrence and Lucy Thorman. O’Carroll speaks of dreams, past works in Egypt and his current practice here in Cornwall.
A big thank you to all who attended the preview of the exhibition ‘FORM LIGHT SOUND ‘ at the inaugural opening of ‘Circle Contemporary’ at ‘Hawksfield Cornwall’.
Additional thanks to Stephen Gilbert MP for supporting this new exciting venture showcasing national and international artists in Cornwall.