Arran-based stone carver and artist, Tim Pomeroy, opens a one man exhibition at The Fine Art Society in Edinburgh on Friday 16th November. It runs until Saturday 22nd December. This is his third show with The Fine Art Society.
Based on northern European archaeology, natural history and the everyday designed world, the sculptures on display (25 works including wall mounted pieces) are made in traditional sculptural materials: stone, wood, slate, and marble. The forms, shapes and ideas are both contemporary and ancient. The Neolithic archaeological finds of Arran inspire Pomeroy. They lend his work a mysterious and precious quality and hint at otherworldliness.
Tim Pomeroy was born in Hamilton, Scotland in 1957. He attended Gray’s School of Art from 1976-81 and has worked as a full-time artist since 1983. Work is included in both private and public collections such as: Gray’s School of Art, Leeds City Art Gallery, Glasgow City Council, Strathclyde University, Esme Fairbairn Foundation, London, The National Trust for Scotland, The Duke of Devonshire (Chatsworth House), The Archdiocese of Glasgow, The Dowager Countess of Cawdor, The Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery and The National Museum of Scotland.
There is, in short, an intense, transformative synergy of images and materials in Tim Pomeroy's sculpture which goes beyond what mere words, however imaginatively and carefully chosen, can do – a unifying poetry within which those interweaving acts of hand, thought and emotion convey the sacred in a most profoundly contemporary form.
(Nicholas Usherwood, 2015)