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Ben Oakley Gallery brings together painters John McCarthy and David Bray for the second time for a new show entitled ‘YOUNIVERSE’ that opens on the 6thJuly 7pm and runs until 29thJuly 2018. Both artists are currently in fine form, showing in two major exhibitions in London. John McCarthy’s exquisite photo realistic work has been selected for the BP Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery and David Bray will be part of the Royal Academy Summer Show and has just had work placed in the Louvre, Paris permanent collection.

Unlike their previous collaboration; ‘Hopeless Utopias’, where John and David worked together on the same paintings, this show will have individual work by each artist. John has continued working on his ‘eye’ theme following on from his selected piece in the Portrait Prize and will have eight new paintings.

David has based this series of new work on a tale of fire, magic mushrooms and the myth of the West Farleigh big cat. Ever evolving Bray uses oil and acrylic on board and in addition has hand carved a series of whimsical smoking cats bringing them to life as ingenuous wooden sculptures.

At ‘Ben Oakley Gallery’ we are so lucky to have such amazing artists showing throughout the year and without doubt this is a classic example of the quality we love to bring to you, the B.O.G faithful. We thank you whole-heartedly whom without we couldn’t continue.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday 6thJuly.

Thanks in advance for your continued support .


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