Beyond Image - The Boyle Family: Earth Sculptures

Touring exhibition from the Arts Council of Great Britain

Sat 3 Oct – Sat 7 Nov 1987

The Boyle Family display a group of new works which represent the latest discoveries in a unique journey of enquiry.

Their destinations are selected at random by darts thrown blind at a map, but nothing is arbitrary or accidental in the complex studies undertaken at each site. With an almost scientific concern for accuracy, sections of the earth’s surface – natural or fabricated – are reconstructed on a fibre glass base. These facsimiles of the real world are provokingly ambivalent, Deprived of physical context by the gallery, the colour, texture, rhythm and form of our environment are recreated; the image before us is both abstract and astonishingly real.