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Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2LS
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Breon O'Casey


16 June - 7 July 2012

 

 

 

 

Breon O'Casey Canal
Acrylic on canvas
129 x 96 cm 2008
Breon O'Casey Farewell
Acrylic on canvas
78 x 106 cm 2008
Breon O'Casey Anna Livia
Acrylic on canvas
63.5 x 127 cm
Breon O'Casey Woodland Pool
Acrylic on canvas
99 x 129 cm 2008
Breon O'Casey Four into Three
Acrylic on board
83 x 116 cm 2009
Breon O'Casey Three Between Blacks
Acrylic on board
83 x 96 cm 2010
Breon O'Casey Grey Down the Side
Acrylic on board
51 x 53 cm 2008
Breon O'Casey Pink, Ochre, Dark Brown
Acrylic on board
58 x 63 cm 2008
Breon O'Casey Seated Nude
Acrylic on paper
61 x 43 cm 2007
Breon O'Casey Reclining Nude
Acrylic on canvas
96 x 127 cm 2009
Breon O'Casey Halki
Acrylic on paper
58 x 76 cm 1989
Breon O'Casey Profile
Acrylic on paper
58 x 76 cm 1988
Breon O'Casey Figure in the Landscape
Acrylic on canvas
76 x 101 cm 2010
Breon O'Casey Slug and Plants
Acrylic on board
58 x 73 cm 2011
Breon O'Casey Homage to the Slug
Acrylic on board
53 x 83 cm 2009
Breon O'Casey Grey Above
Acrylic on board
68 x 109 cm 2011
Breon O'Casey Leaning In
Acrylic on board
44 x 59 cm 2008
Breon O'Casey Still Life
Acrylic on board
45 x 73 cm 2008
Breon O'Casey Moths in Oval
Acrylic on board
48 x 61 cm 2009
Breon O'Casey Winter Sea
Acrylic on board
58 x 81 cm 2008
Breon O'Casey Bird on Stripes
Acrylic on paper
43 x 61 cm 2010
Breon O'Casey Landscape between blacks
Acrylic and collage 55 x 63 cm
Breon O'Casey Orange
Acrylic and collage 60 x 61 cm
Breon O'Casey White below
Acrylic 55 x 41 cm
Breon O'Casey Johanna
Bronze edition 5 52 x 28 cm
Breon O'Casey Small Torso
Bronze, ed of nine
33 x 17 cm 2010
Breon O'Casey Musical Fish
Bronze, ed of five
49 x 81 cm 2002
Breon O'Casey Large Cockerel
Bronze, ed of five
99 x 81 cm 2009
Breon O'Casey Small Boat
Bronze, ed of nine
29 x 22 cm 2010
Breon O'Casey Medium Boat
Bronze, ed of nine
33 x 35 cm 2010
Breon O'Casey Large Boat
Bronze, ed of nine
48 x 58 cm 2010
Breon O'Casey The sea, the sea!
Bronze, ed of five
96 x 71 cm 2008
Breon O'Casey Stylised Bird
Bronze, ed of five
99 x 66 cm 2008
Breon O'Casey Migrant Bird
Bronze, ed of nine
22 x 38 cm 2011
Breon O'Casey Bird with Raised Wings
Bronze, ed of nine
20 x 24 cm 2011
Breon O'Casey Grey Bird on Tall Post
Bronze, ed of nine
59 x 20 cm 2010
Breon O'Casey Red Bird on Tall Post
Bronze, ed of nine
59 x 24 cm 2011
Breon O'Casey Small Red Bird
Bronze, ed of nine
22 x 25 cm 2011
Breon O'Casey Long Necked Bird
Bronze, ed of five
109.2 x 55.9 cm
Breon O'Casey BOC_BB11359 BOC_BB11387 Bowl Bird
Bronze, ed of nine
28 x 50 cm 2011
Breon O'Casey Grey Duck
Bronze, ed of nine
22 x 45 cm 2011
Breon O'Casey Plump Bird
Bronze, ed of nine
36 x 33 cm 2010
Breon O'Casey Abstract Plant I
Bronze, ed of five
16 x 6 cm 2007
Breon O'Casey Abstract Plant II
Bronze, ed of five
14 x 20 cm 2007
Breon O'Casey Flower
Bronze, ed of five
10 x 11 cm 2007
Breon O'Casey Exotic Plant
Bronze, ed of five
29 x 22 cm 2010
Breon O'Casey Acrobat
Bronze, ed of five 132cm high
Breon O'Casey Boat Bird
Bronze, ed of five
49 x 45 cm 2006
Breon O'Casey Plant
Bronze, ed of five
52 x 17 cm 2006
Breon O'Casey Pomona
Bronze, ed of three
73 x 106 cm 2004
Breon O'Casey Row of Birds
Bronze, ed of five
24.1 x 43.2 cm 2006
Breon O'Casey Necklace
Coral and 18ct gold
Breon O'Casey 18ct gold chain necklace
Breon O'Casey Crude fire opal and 18ct gold necklace
Breon O'Casey Earrings
Hammered silver and carnelian
Breon O'Casey Earings
Lapis & 18ct gold
Breon O'Casey Earrings
18ct gold
Breon O'Casey Untitled Collages I
14 x 21cm, collage
Breon O'Casey Untitled Collages II
14 x 21cm, collage
Breon O'Casey Untitled Collages III
14 x 21cm, collage
Breon O'Casey Untitled Collages IV
14 x 21cm, collage
Breon O'Casey Untitled Collages V
14 x 21cm, collage
Breon O'Casey Untitled Collages VI
14 x 21cm, collage
Breon O'Casey Untitled Collages VII
14 x 21cm, collage
Breon O'Casey Untitled Collages VIII
14 x 21cm, collage
Breon O'Casey Untitled Collages IX
14 x 21cm, collage
Breon O'Casey Untitled Collages X
14 x 21cm, collage
Breon O'Casey Untitled Collages XI
14 x 21cm, collage
Breon O'Casey Untitled Collages XII
14 x 21cm, collage
Breon O'Casey Untitled Collages XIII
14 x 21cm, collage
Breon O'Casey Untitled Collages XIV
14 x 21cm, collage
Breon O'Casey Untitled Collages XV
14 x 21cm, collage
Breon O'Casey Untitled Collages XVI
14 x 21cm, collage
Breon O'Casey Untitled Collages XVII
14 x 21cm, collage

 

Breon O’Casey’s 2012 exhibition – one of Lemon Street Gallery’s most anticipated shows of the year – aims to demonstrate the stylistic progression of an artist who was among the most important of his generation working in Cornwall during the 20th century. The exhibition will bring together a variety of paintings, collage and sculpture, all of which highlight O’Casey’s unique and recognisable approach, and cement his position as a truly diverse craftsman.

O’Casey’s long career saw him master each medium with a painstaking dedication, borne from his constant focus on the creative process itself. Never completely settling on either side of figurative or abstract, his work has always flitted playfully between these two definitions, using each term against the other but harmonising them perfectly. While his abstract paintings remain soft, yet linear and boldly coloured, O’Casey’s sculptures have a figurative grace and presence of their own, whether they are large or small in scale. One of the most important pieces in the exhibition is Acrobat – one of O’Casey’s first ever large sculptures. Deliberately lending itself to outdoor display, Acrobat is almost alive in its scale and supple, organic lines, yet remains gentle and soothing in its posture and texture. Among the paintings, a key piece is Grey Above, one of O’Casey’s last ever works. More subdued than other later works such as Farewell or Slug in the Garden, Grey Above is pleasing in its elegant symmetry and understated hues. O’Casey’s habitual calm reduction of objects to simpler shapes and colours is apparent here – a practice that stayed with him throughout his career.

Breon O’Casey’s time in St. Ives (having moved there in the late 1950s) saw him come under the influence, instruction and occasionally, partnership of some of the region’s most prominent artists, sculptors and jewellers - among them Barbara Hepworth and Denis Mitchell. What O’Casey took from his time with each of them was always different and personal, and often a frank lesson about his method, attitude or practice. More often than not, they allowed this natural craftsman to extend his capabilities, through learning and perfecting the various mediums that each of them had come to preside over.

Breon O’Casey’s long career was as varied and fascinating as the work he produced. Lemon Street Gallery is proud to be hosting this seminal retrospective exhibition for a man who became one of the British art scene’s most important and respected artists.

Rosie Willmot, Lemon Street Gallery 2012

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