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Lismore Castle Arts: St Carthage Hall, Sunday 2 June – Sunday 25 August 2019
Preview: Saturday 1st June, 4 – 6pm, In-conversation with the artist and Isobel Harbison, 3.30pm
Lismore Castle Arts is delighted to present a solo exhibition by Niamh O’Malley at St Carthage Hall. The exhibition features a series of new works created especially for Lismore.
Niamh O’Malley works with drawing, sculpture, painting, video, and more recently glass. She is drawn to familiar materials that display traces of their own making, laboring the surfaces and edges of polished wood and graphite panels.
Originally trained as a painter, the artist’s interest in the construction and composition of images has extended spatially through the medium of glass. Rather than treating it as an invisible barrier, O’Malley emphasizes its physicality – its thickness, its surface, its opacity – giving attention to properties that might more usually be overlooked.
Her sculptures are partly reminiscent of furniture; shelves, canopies, panels, and bulk. They also function as ballast, solid weights to create a space of form and attention. Through her body of work, the artist continually reminds us of the directed and mediated image – from bench, to view, to landscape.
An informal conversation with the artist is at 3.30pm on Saturday 1st June, with Dr Isobel Harbison, an art critic, and Lecturer in the Department of Art, at Goldsmiths, University of London, her recent book ‘Performing Image’ is published by MIT Press, 2019.
Free event, no booking necessary, all welcome.
Chapel St, Lismore, Co Waterford, Ireland.
St Carthage Hall is open Fridays – Sundays 12 – 5pm.
Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore Castle, Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland.
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