Down to the Well
13 October - 29 October 2011
Simon O’Carrigan’s works span collage, drawing, painting, and animation. In all media, his works utilise a mindset drawn from the use of layers central to collage. Thematically, he focuses on absurdist and existential questions. The works frequently utilise an apocalyptic tone whether global (external) or personal (internal).
The works in Down to the Well channel the human yearning for salvation – both personal and religious, whether in this life or the next. Ink on paper drawings are collaged onto wood boards, leaving parts of the board bare. The different textures and thicknesses of various layered papers build a slight relief depth, alluding to the unseeable depths of the well.