Conor Mccreedy "African Ocean"
Charles Bank Gallery presents a solo exhibition of photography, painting, and film by South African artist Conor Mccreedy. Titled African Ocean Mccreedy has created a body of work that reveals and celebrates the traits of his South African heritage.
Heavily influenced by Expressionism and showing an overwhelming fondness for a specific type of blue pigment for his canvas paintings, Mccreedy feels that "the raw power and mysterious void of the Ocean" are the source of his artistic inspiration. His photography reflects the joy he feels for his South African friends and neighbors, as well as the people he meets on his travels across Africa.
In the main level of Charles Bank Gallery, Mccreedy has recreated a full-scale South African shack. As visitors enter the shack, they peer through a fragment of the original fence that surrounded Robben Island where former South African president Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. Through the fence, visitors view the largest artwork in the show, a diptych of two enormous blue paintings on canvas called Atlantic Explosions. Set slightly apart, the separation of the two paintings symbolizes to Mccreedy the official dividing point of Atlantic and the Indian Ocean marked by Cape Agulhas, found at the southernmost point of Africa.
From 2012-03-22 To 2012-04-25
Opening Reception on 2012-03-22 from 18:00 to 21:00