'Acquired Resilience' by Patrick Colhoun
'Acquired Resilience' is a solo exhibition of contemporary sculpture and mixed media by Patrick Colhoun. 'Acquired Resilience' will be the artist's third solo exhibition of 2017 and is the natural sequel to 'What Holds You Together?' which opened in Ben Oakley Gallery, London, in March. 'What Holds You Together?' was borne largely from the artist's observation that most people need something to help cope with everyday life and function within society. That something could be family, a fetish, religion, alcohol, drugs, the family dog, or something else. For the artist, it turns out to be the making process itself. The process of turning thoughts and feelings into actual tangible objects.
'Acquired Resilience' is the artist's response to that exhibition and the questions that it asked. It is a contemporary sculpture and mixed media exhibition with a twist. This new body of work is based largely around the desire of the artist to return to working with abstract forms. The artist also draws from previous work in terms of the material and methods used for fixing the pieces together. Unconventional material such as hosiery and cable ties remain.
Continuing with the more colourful and playful aesthetic theme of his more recent work, Colhoun places his work this time in a refined white walled gallery having previously exhibited in a double width shipping container, a disused bakery and a derelict townhouse.
The exhibition runs from Thursday 5 October to Saturday 28 October 2017, with a special preview on Wed 4 October at 6-8pm.
Admission to the exhibition is free. All art is available to buy, and may be collected or delivered after the exhibition ends.