THE SUPREME INTERRUPTER
MEDITATIONS ON LIFE & LOSS
an exploration on loss and the search of balance amidst the process of being.
JOHN CAMPBELL & AUDREY LYNCH
November 16 - December 2, 2017
about the artists
Born in 1976, Kingston, Jamaica, John Campbell has been drawing since he was old enough to hold a pencil. Guided by his art teachers at Wolmer’s Boys High School he later attended and graduated from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in 1995. He was an artist in residence at the Avant Garde Galleries in the Jamaica Palace, Portland. Campbell’s work reflects his personal experiences as well as those of close family and friends – exploring relationship dynamics, memories and interpersonal interactions.
He has exhibited locally and abroad and his works can be found in collections in Trinidad, the United States, England and Germany. Campbell lives and works in St. Andrew.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Audrey’s childhood was a turbulent one, full of risks
taken, a theme that seems to transcend into her adult life. Audrey attended Alpha Academy where she was first introduced to a structured art programme by Fitz Harrack and Sister Irene Huber who were the first persons to encourage Audrey to express herself through her art.
Further art education came by way of Shortwood Teacher’s College. where she
was exposed to , and created a portfolio of works in sculpture, painting, drawings, ceramics, embroidery, and printmaking. After college,Audrey taught art briefly at The Tivoli Gardens comprehensive High School for one year. Audrey’s inspirations included Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte and Yves Tanguy. Jamaican artists John Dunkley, Osmond Watson, and Laura Facey also provided early inspiration for her art.
The Supreme Interrupter: Meditations on Life and Loss, an exhibition by artists John Campbell and Audrey Lynch, explores loss and the search for balance amidst the process of being. The works feature a surreal and visceral perspective on the landscape of life and death, the inevitability of the supreme interrupter, and the ripples ultimately left behind. John and Audrey present a unique and explorative view of loss through dream-like lenses, propelling the viewer into worlds and expressions of an impactful, cosmic and inevitable life journey. They search for zen within the chaos.