SENSE OF PLACE One of 20 Kaye Maahs landscapes in her ‘Grünewald’ exhibition at Claremorris Gallery, which opens this Saturday.
At 3pm on Saturday, July 20, Claremorris Gallery will launch ‘Grünewald’, a solo exhibition of new work by Kaye Maahs, containing 20 landscape paintings. There will also be an informal conversation between the artist and Claremorris Gallery director, Rosemarie Noone.
Through the language of paint, Maahs conveys her encounters with the land – often elevating the ordinary and the everyday that surrounds her. Her process is founded in observation and musings; once back in her studio conversations with paint begin. Sometimes happy accidents marry well with planned considerations, nevertheless the ambition for Maahs is to communicate a ‘sense of place’ through the medium of paint. It begins with the subject matter and ends with the paint.
Kaye Maahs is a native of Kerry who has been living and working in the Burren, Co Clare, since 2003. She was awarded a BA in Fine Art from CCAM GMIT, Galway, in 2015. She was an invited artist at the Royal Hibernian Academy’s Annual Exhibition in 2018 and more recently she has been awarded the Thomas Dammann Junior Memorial Trust Award 2019, and she was Curators’ Choice for March 2019 at the Hunt Museum, Limerick.
Maahs was also the recipient of Clare County Council’s Tyrone Guthrie Artist Bursary Award in 2017 and also awarded a two-week 2019 residency at the Heinrich Böll Cottage Residency on Achill Island.
Refreshments will be served, admission is free and all are welcome.