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Ken Spooner

25 September - 19 October 2019

Ken Spooner – Rollin and Tumblin


This new collection of sculpture, painting and ceramics by the inimitable Ken Spooner portrays his life story.
A creative retelling of the events in his life that have influenced him.
Now in his 70’s, this innovative genius shows no sign of slowing down his output.
This is his retrospective. But rather than exhibiting pieces from over the course of a lifetime of making, he is recreating and narrating his life events in each new piece of work. Each painting and sculpture tells a story, subconsciously stumbling onto the canvas or clay.
Weaving through it all, is the music that has been a backdrop to his life. From being in a band as a youth, to passing Jimi Hendrix his guitar, to the beats and riffs and rhythms that have punctuated every stroke of his brush; Rollin and Tumblin ever onwards.

Ken will be performing a live soundscape to accompany the exhibition at the private view.

Sarah Brittain-Mansbridge, Director, Cornwall Contemporary

 

Ken Spooner was born in Leek, Staffordshire and lives in Penwith, West Cornwall.
Despite receiving no formal art training, he was awarded a 1st Class (hons) degree in Fine Art by North Staffordshire University in the mid 1950s.

He was represented and exhibited at Gallery County West in San Fransisco, USA from 1980 – 1985 and Gallery Five o’Clock in Lausanne, Switzerland from 1992 – 1999.

His work is in numerous collections around the world.

This is Ken Spooner’s 4th solo exhibition at Cornwall Contemporary

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Cornwall Contemporary
1 Parade Street
Queens Square
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Telephone: 01736 874749

opening times:
monday - Saturday  10 - 5

Gallery Director:
Sarah Brittain-Mansbridge
sarah@cornwallcontemporary.com

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