St. Carthage Hall, Lismore, 2nd April to 5th May 2022
Abstracted by colour, Connors’ paintings and drawings are created through a process of structuring and re-working forms deduced from a process of personal visual research. Over time, these forms and ideas are steadily obscured through the repetitive application of paint and line – a combined visual reduction and dilation, creating poem-like works imbued with an almost psychedelic presence.
Indebted to the physicality of their production – process, materiality and action exist as equivalent points of departure in Connors’ work. Details are seized upon, drafted and re-worked – either within one painting or simultaneously across several; accidental drips and marks accumulated through time spent in his studio become integral to the work, his surfaces registering each moment in their creation. The installation of Connors’ works allude to the struggle and scrutiny of this process.
Lismore Castle, Lismore, Co. Waterford, P51 F859
Phone: 058 54061
Image and info from: https://lismorecastlearts.ie/whats-on/matt-connors-2022