Simon Averill: Point of Focus

Tremenheere Gallery's latest exhibition in Cornwall - Simon Averill: Point in Focus

Date: June 30, 2019 - July 21, 2019

Tremenheere Gallery, in partnership with Anima Mundi, presents Point of Focus; a solo exhibition of recent multi-layered and luminous paintings by Simon Averill.

These paintings by Simon Averill re-consider what might take place within momentary instances of seeing; they are an exploration of the ways in which sight, memory and perception interact. These paintings are a translation of, and receptiveness to, intimate time spent within place and nature. Nature is of course, always changing, always in flux. The paintings respond to these unpredictable, fleeting moments of naturally occurring optical phenomenon and distortions to the senses. Experienced physically and biologically, in place and in time, something is present that was not there before. The experience is recovered after a lapse in time, through memory. *

The exhibition will be presented on the upper floor of Tremenheere Gallery and will run 30th June – 21st July.

The lower floor will host a changing group exhibition by the gallery’s stable of artists; including works by Jesse Leroy Smith, Nickie Carlyon, Tom Leaper, Jessica Cooper and many others.

Anima Mundi was founded by Joseph Clarke, who has curated in excess of 100 exhibitions over a twenty year period, working with international artists in all media. The gallery is based in former Christian Science reading rooms in St Ives, Cornwall. Simon Averill is represented by Anima Mundi.

* Statement taken from an essay by Gillian Wylde, artist and senior lecturer in Fine Art at Falmouth University