Exhibition

Wormwood: Sculptures and Drawings by John Mercer

16 Apr 2015 – 26 Apr 2015

Event times

11am-6pm

Cost of entry

Free

Mercer Chance

London, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • Hoxton Overground / Old Street Underground

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Mercer Chance is proud to present an exhibition of new works by John Mercer which reveal his wide interests. In particular,  the links between objects,  images, memories and experiences. In this exhibition he is showing the journey he undertook to develop tolerance towards woodworm, something all wood sculptors hate to find. By looking again, he became fascinated by the forms they create and the evidence of the decions they made as they appear to destroy the timber. It led to the question "Whose wood is it anyway?"

John links wormholes with computer punch cards, piano rolls and codes, then imagines communication between the species and what they might say to each other. The discovery of a wormhole in a piece of wood, becomes an abstract form which becomes an abstract line, which seems to signify something, but which never communicates directly. 

John works in many materials, with a particular fondness for wood and for drawing. A new series of paintings underway is working with techniques and colours from the Renaissance including gold leaf panels in order to abstract the sense of plane and to distort the flatness of a painted surface. 

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Exhibiting artists

John Mercer

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