NOUN Biology 1[mass noun] Interaction between two different organisms living in close physical association, typically to the advantage of both.
We were delighted to recently hold the 3rd private view for a solo exhibition of work at the gallery by multi talented artist Ken Spooner.
Ken Spooner paints in oil and acrylic, he hand sculpts in clay, he welds steel, he carves wood. He sees the world through the relationship of materials, how they can be used, manipulated, melded and blended to create his unique and visionary works of art. Everything is seen through eyes and hands that “wonder what I can turn this into?”
The resulting paintings, ceramics and sculpture bear the quality of being only one of their kind and yet also sit alongside each other creating a “symbiosis” and bearing that unmistakable Ken Spooner singularity and inventiveness.
He is truly a remarkable artist.
The exhibition has been an enormous success with many sales and a lot of very impressed visitors. Here are just a few snippets from our visitor’s book:
“Wonderful ceramics” – “How we have loved looking at this quite remarkable collection today” – “Great stuff, loved it!” – “Fantastic show” – “I love this show. How lovely and exciting and full of integrity and HEART” – “Love Ken Spooner’s work” – “Lovely show” – “love the ceramics and sculptural works” – “One of my favourite artists.”
Selected Commissions and Projects
Original paintings on several super yachts.
Ignition – hardback book accompanying solo exhibition at Cornwall Contemporary
Terence Disdale Design
Rose Barber Film Company
NEC Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
Wedgewood Memorial Garden, Staffordshire
3 years on projects with William Mitchell Design, High Wycombe
British Libraries Millennium Memory Bank
BBC Home Services as guest for Arts Design
Short film by BBC about work and working methods
work in private collections worldwide
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017 – ‘Symbiosis’ Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance
2015 – ‘Art Will Drown your Eyes’ Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance
2014 – ‘Ignition’ Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance
2011 – Millennium, St. Ives
1992 – 99 – Gallery Five o ‘Clock, Switzerland
1980 – 85 – Gallery Country West, San Fransisco, USA
The exhibition continues until 1st April 2017
View a selection of work in the exhibition here.