This exhibition by Inishowen artist John Mc Carron explores the connection between symbol and belief. John utilises sculpture, painted panels and cubes as "building blocks of belief" with painted symbols as his backdrop.
Today credo it has broader meaning for any system of principals that guide a person or group. Where it once held such a high esteemed meaning today there's often a fairly humerus air to the word.
A hedonists credo might be simply "party on,"or "enjoy the ride;" an actors, "the show must go on."
Politicians have credos for example John Kennedy's Political Credo “I believe in human dignity as the source of national purpose, in human liberty as the source of national action, in the human heart as the source of national compassion, and in the human mind as the source of our invention and our ideas”
Credo’s are as much a part of everyday life now from rappers and weather forecasters.
For this solo exhibition John says I'm inviting the viewer to think about what it is that triggers a meaningful visual connection between symbol and belief, be it religion, luck or UFOs”.
About the artist;
John Mc Carron
Based in Buncrana John is a sculptor and painter. He studied art & design and fine art at NWRC and has taken part in group shows such as Artlink and CCA artillery street and in other venues in the north west. John takes some of his inspiration from early Irish, Celtic and modern art. To date John has been also working with sculptor Maurice Harron Studio who designs and create public art in Ireland and overseas. Their latest work unveiled in east Belfast after one of the north's most famous writers, CS Lewis. Seven sculptures all based on characters from Lewis' book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, were unveiled on the 53rd anniversary of the author's death at the age of 64.