Proctor Academy Welcomes Artwork by Liam O’Gallagher and Spencer Topel

Friday, October 4

By Molly Petersen Leith

We want to invite you to the Proctor Academy campus on October 4 from 5:00 to 7:30 PM for an opening reception at the Lovejoy Library as we display renowned artist Liam O’Gallagher’s work, This Was The Future, and sound artist Spencer Topel describes his work, Time Lines, Sound Art Installation. If you have questions, please contact Molly Leith, Art Curator at Proctor at

The incredible collection of artwork and poems by Liam O’Gallagher, on loan from the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts in Ojai, California, captures some of O’Gallagher’s cleverly expressive and explorative nature. O’Gallagher is described by Kevin Wallace as, “An avant-garde artist and teacher who pushed past the known boundaries of contemporary expression. His work included paintings, poetry, graphic work, short stories, performance pieces and experiments with sound. 


He was also integral to the creation of foundations and centers for human growth and progressive thought. Friends with writers, artists, and philosophers such as Aldous Huxley, Allen Ginsberg, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Isamu Noguchi, Andy Warhol, and more, Liam was a creative catalyst. This Was The Future will be on display on September 12 through December 14.

The Yale Quantum Institute describes Spencer Topel as an artist working with sound, installation, and performance. He is a recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a Danish International Visiting Artist Residency in 2013 (DIVA), the Palmer Dixon Prize from the Juilliard School for best composition, BMI and ASCAP Awards, and was an artist-in-residence with the Meitar Ensemble in July 2014 (Tel Aviv). 


His work has been presented in major galleries and concert halls around the world, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the DeCordova Museum, The Barnes Foundation, The Arts Club of Chicago, and others. In addition to his art practice, Topel is an active researcher and designer working with acoustics and sound. Time Lines, Sound Art Installation will be on display October 2019-2021.