Paul Preece: Cloisters. 6 February - 9 March 2019 | The North Wall Arts Centre Oxford  | Wed 6th February 2019 Lineup

Paul Preece: Cloisters. 6 February - 9 March 2019

The North Wall Arts Centre in Oxford

Wednesday 6th February 2019

10:00am til 4:00pm

No age restrictions

Paul Preece is an Oxford based photographer and scientist.

 
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Paul Preece: Cloisters. 6 February - 9 March 2019 on Wednesday 6th February 2019

In this exhibition, Preece presents photographs of a range of gothic cloisters from Portugal, Spain and England.

The exhibition explores the fleeting nature of light as a metaphor for life, set against a backdrop of cold, hard stone that measures time in centuries. Like a beating heart, light is at its most intense in the centre of the cloister. Darkness surrounds it. The light is always within. Until, of course, it’s not. Memento Mori.

Included in the exhibition is the enigmatic work The Sacred Heart of Oseira, an image born in the 21st century but rooted in medieval mystery due to the accidental presence of divine symbols hidden in plain view.

Exhibition Tour

6 February 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Join us in the gallery for a free exhibition tour, Decoding the Hidden Symbolism of Oseira, with the photographer.

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