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21st September - 11th October
Material World Exhibition
Open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm.
Moss Gaynor is an acclaimed emerging sculptor from West Cork, Ireland. Over the last number of years he has exhibited regularly in Ireland in both private gallery spaces and regional Art Centres. His work is also held is in many public and private collections. For this first UK show (September 20-October 11, 2019) at the ICC, Hammersmith Moss has created a new body of work which incorporate a diverse range of methodology and materials.
Moss works primarily with ferrous and non-ferrous metals, often combining the base material with other media such as stone, wood and found objects. It is the ever-changing dynamic of West Cork, where land meets sea meets sky, which provides an endless source of inspiration for his work.
While the natural world may be the catalyst, it is his interest in the manmade world of architecture and industrial design that informs much of the aesthetic of the finished piece.
Within his work there is an underlying social commentary on how consumerism has led to a surplus of unwanted material and the effects this has on our society.
For over 20 years, the Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith (ICC) has built a well-deserved reputation for excellence in the promotion of the best of traditional and emerging irish culture and talent in London. It currently offers the most extensive and diverse programme of Irish cultural events outside of the Republic of Ireland.
Peter Power-Hynes, Cathaoirleach, Irish Cultural Centre said: “We are delighted to welcome Moss Gaynor’s new solo exhibition to the ICC. As the UK’s leading centre for Irish arts and culture in the UK, it is important that we provide a platform for emerging Irish artists to display their work to new audiences in London and beyond. Through a series of creative and beautiful sculptures, this exhibition challenges us all to consider our impact on the environment.”