Wales Contemporary

EXHIBITION: 25 Feb – 07 Mar 2021 gallery@oxo, London

A painting by John Elcock has been selected for the second Wales Contemporary.


Pequod

Part mere assembly, part craft, this sculpture is a response to the final paragraphs of Melville’s The Whale.


Nantucket

A work taking its root from the bark. This painting is a meditation on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts and the Essex whaler story.


A Mermaid’s Purse

Imagine if you will the islands of Massachusetts. The long beaches of Cape Cod stretch out into the sea as a kind of last terrestrial hurrah before the wilderness of the Atlantic. They are the repository of drowned sailors and sharks, both real and imagined, and this little sculpture is their memorial.


STORM

A studio sketch of the proposed installation at Plas Bodfa, Anglesey for Unus Multurum 2020 using collected audio and studio materials.