ON SHOW A Landscape Removed’, by Aileen Hamilton
‘Out From In-Between’, an exhibition of recent work by artist Aileen Hamilton, opens at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar this Friday, August 9, at 1.15pm. There will be an opportunity to meet the artist and preview the exhibition, and complimentary refreshments will be served.
The show features new drawings, paintings and sculptural work that reflects upon the act of moving through and connecting with the landscape. Central to Aileen’s work is the perception of space and time and how an imagined sequence of events unfolds within the limits they impose. Aileen considers ecological cycles and organic processes within her drawings, exploring the delicate balances and repetitive patterns that bind the natural world to form. Isolated, fragmented landscapes appear suspended or floating in a fragile or exposed state.
She applies directional lines to depict a flowing energy that seeps in and around her work. This energy grows from a central point – expanding, diffusing and folding back on itself. Recurring motifs emerge and set up rhythms among vivid and muted tones. Using a variety of media, she shifts her focus back and forth between flatness and depth.
Aileen Hamilton graduated in Fine Art Painting from NCAD in 2001. She has had solo exhibitions in Ireland, Spain, Japan and Sweden.
The exhibition runs until September 7. The Linenhall Gallery is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and Saturdays, 11am to 5.30pm. Admission to exhibitions is free.