Summer Exhibition: Bernard Barnes "City as Superorganism"

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Summer Exhibition: Bernard Barnes "City as Superorganism"

Time: May 23, 2015 at 11am to August 16, 2015 at 5pm
Location: Barmouth
Street: St Johns Road
City/Town: Barmouth
Website or Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ThNRD
Phone: 07767862382
Event Type: exhibition
Latest Activity: Jun 25, 2015

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This exhibition and the accompanying book are the result of an idea that occurred to Barnes when he was teaching in a North Wales Art College. On his desk were two pictures. They are here at the beginning of this exhibition. One is a diagram of a living eukaryote cell , the other is the excavated ground plan of a Neolithic Greek settlement. Their similarities in form and function played on his mind as he went for a night walk above the iron locks in Cheshire where his boat was moored at the time. Suddenly in the darkness he found himself looking down on Chester at night. It was like looking down on a giant amoeba, dynamic, hot, noisy.

These coincidental observations set him thinking along lines that have produced several large exhibitions of paintings with this show in St Johns Hall Gallery as the latest in a series. Now there is the book which this exhibition displays.

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