Mayfair Sculpture Trail, June 2021
"Earlier this year the British sculptor, William Peers, embarked on one of his most demanding works - a monumental carving of a single head drawn entirely from his imagination.
For four months, the artist's son, Sacha, filmed the development of the work in his father's studio, recording the slow transformation of a 1,500 kilo marble block into a sculpture of exceptional power.
Entitled 'Origin VI', the sculpture is being shown for the first time in Grosvenor Square during June as part of the Mayfair Sculpture Trail."
John Martin Gallery
‘Origin’: 16th September – 8th October 2021
A series of marble heads will be exhibited with John Martin Gallery, together with other carvings.
John Martin Gallery
The exhibition at Everard Read London included 15 new sculptures, carved in Carrara or Portuguese marble. A e-catalogue of the exhibition is available to download here. All sculptures are also featured on our ‘Freestanding’ page.
Peers often produces series of work by following boundaries and rules, then works through the process, exploring the forms that emerge. Recently he has been investigating the movement of a line freed from the earth, travelling in space like an air current, weightless and uninhibited. The result was a series of sculptures with continuous loops, each one the journey of a slight volume through space. This new collection of sculptures is an exploration of the process of interrupting this loop.
“The point at which the form begins and ends seems to desire an event – a resolution. A trumpet head has been one solution. In other cases, the form has started to grow out of the base. I like the fact that this process has given rise to a shift towards figuration. We are at once reminded of creatures and plants in nature.” William Peers
A short film connected to the exhibition, and describing the process of carving in marble can be played above.
2021 on form unlocked, group exhibition – Asthall Manor, Oxfordshire
2020 ‘Still’ – group exhibition, Everard Read London
2020 Moorwood Art group exhibition, Somerset
2020 on form sculpture, group exhibition – Asthall Manor, Oxfordshire
2019 ‘Fanfare’ – Everard Read London
2018 Solo exhibition ‘A Line in Space’ – John Martin Gallery, London
2017 Group exhibition – Moncrieff-Bray Gallery
2017 Group exhibition – Josie Eastwood Fine Art
2016 Solo exhibition ‘The Space Between’ – CIRCA (now Everard Read) London
2016 on form sculpture, group exhibition – Asthall Manor, Oxfordshire
2016 Art 16, group exhibition – John Martin Gallery, London
2016 CIRCA London, opening group exhibition – London
2014 on form sculpture, group exhibition – Asthall Manor, Oxfordshire
2014 Solo exhibition ‘Carvings in Marble’ – John Martin Gallery, London
2013 on form London, group exhibition – The Crypt, St Pancras Church
2012 Woburn Artbeat, group exhibition – Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire
2012 Sculptural, group exhibition – Coombe Trenchard, Devon
2012 on form sculpture, group exhibition – Asthall Manor, Oxfordshire
2012 Pertaining to Things Natural, group exhibition – John Martin Gallery at Chelsea Physic Garden
2011 Glyndebourne Festival, group exhibition – East Sussex
2011 Joze London, group exhibition – London
2010 ’10 Joze Show, group exhibition – Sussex
2010 on form sculpture, group exhibition – Asthall Manor, Oxfordshire
2010 Solo exhibition ‘100 Days’ – John Martin Gallery, London
2009 Art London, group exhibition – John Martin Gallery, London
2009 ’09 Joze Show, group exhibition – Sussex
2009 Sculpture at Woburn, group exhibition – Sladmore Gallery at Woburn Abbey,
2008 on form Sculpture, group exhibition – Asthall Manor, Oxfordshire
2008 The Secret Garden, group exhibition – Solomon Gallery, Dublin
2007 New Work in Marble – John Martin Gallery, London
2006 Art London – John Martin Gallery, London
2006 Joint exhibition with Neale Howells – Moncrieff-Bray Gallery, Sussex
2005 Stone Carvings, solo exhibition – John Martin Gallery, London
2003 Chelsea Flower Show
2002 The Armoury Show, New York
2002 Wall-hung carvings, solo exhibition – John Martin Gallery, London
2001 Three Eastern Heads, Art2001, Business Design Centre
2000 Eight carvings, Summer Exhibition – John Martin Gallery, London
1998 New Artists 1998, Group Show – John Martin Gallery, London
1997 Group shows – John Martin Gallery, London
1996 Exhibition of carvings – John Martin Gallery, London
1995 One man exhibition of prints & interior form sculptures – Hyde Park Gallery,
1994 Joint family exhibition – Hereford
1993 Exhibition of carvings – Gigondas, France
1992 Exhibited works for Oxford ‘Art Week’
1991 Exhibited stone carvings – Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London