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Carnival - Opus Gallery

Carnival

Exhibition preview

CARNIVAL, an exhibition featuring Danish sculptor Bjorn Skaarup and Canadian fine art photographer Sue Weston, will be on display at the Opus Gallery in Covent Garden from June 18 to July 5, 2010.

Bjorn Skaarup is letting loose his parade of whimsical bronze animal sculptures inspired by Camille Saint Saens’ composition Carnival of the Animals and Sue Weston is featuring photographs from around the world, showcasing the pageantry of the Carnivals of Rio de Janeiro and Notting Hill.

Skaarup holds a MA in History and Art History from the University of Copenhagen, a PHD in History from the European University Institute in Florence, and is currently engaged in his post-doctorate studies in Italian Renaissance in London. He has written and illustrated numerous books on historical, archaeological, and anatomical subjects and has had several sculpture exhibitions.

About his work, he says: “My sculptures are inspired by classical mythology, late Renaissance, and 20th century American pop culture to re-awaken and re-interpret both classical and modern themes.”

Sue Weston received her BA from the University of Calgary, and studied at the Alberta College of Art in Canada. She specializes in medium and large format digital and film photography, using digital enhancement to fulfil the creative vision and emotional charge of the photograph. All of her photographs are printed as limited edition giclees utilizing the highest quality archival aqueous pigments on 100% cotton canvas.

As she explains: “My vision is to create a surreal fusion between photography and painting which transports the viewer into exciting new worlds of photographic imagery.”

Times: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm. Sunday from 12 noon to 5pm.

Opus Gallery, 10-13 King Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8HN

Telephone: +44 (020) 7240 6590