Neon Parc Gallery presents an exhibition of work by Jamie O’Connell, titled Love Saves The Day.
Rex Butler wrote in the April-June 2020 issue of Art Collector magazine: “This idea of perpetual motion going nowhere has long been an obsession of O’Connell’s. Two years after 3am he went to an airstrip in Norway and by riding a motorbike at high speed against the turning of the earth was effectively able to stay in the same place. Again, it was as though with a tremendous amount of effort we were able to remain still, or to put it another way – and this sounds more like our non-stop, sleepless, internet-connected lives – it was as though for all of our expenditure of effort we ended up where we began. Perhaps this is the true lesson of the coffee cup he embosses with the can-do slogan ‘You have the same amount of hours in the day as Beyoncé’. Try as hard as you like, but you’ll never catch up. Or even, go as far and as fast as you like, but just around the corner – like the curve of the coffee cup – there will be Beyoncé, ahead of you.”
The gallery is currently closed to the public and the exhibition can only be viewed online. View the exhibition here.