Lismore Castle, ends Sunday 25th August
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.
Lismore Castle Arts: St Carthage Hall
Chapel Street, Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland.
T: +353 (0)58 54061
This exhibition is funded by the Arts Council.