Simon Averill: Point of Focus



Date: June 30, 2019 - July 21, 2019

Join us for the official launch of our two summer exhibitions on Saturday 6th July, 2 – 4pm.

In partnership with Anima Mundi the upper gallery presents Point of Focus; a solo exhibition of recent multi-layered and luminous paintings by Simon Averill. Exhibition opens on 30th June and continues until 21st July.

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 lower gallery presents a changing exhibition of work by the gallery’s stable of artists including: Simon Averill, Virginia Bounds, Ges Wilson, Lizzie Black, Jesse Leroy Smith, Mhairi Treharne, Jessica Cooper, Nickie Carlyon, Sarah Woods and Barrie BriscoeExhibition opens on 30th June and continues until 1st September, with the artists and collections changing through out the exhibition.

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