20 April to 14 May 2017
Custom House Studios Gallery, The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo
Custom House Studios at Westport Quay are pleased to present Of Birds and Beasts, new work by Ronan Halpin.
The title of this exhibition ‘Of birds and beasts’ makes a reference to the title of John Steinbeck’s novel ‘Of mice and men’ and also to the fantastical work of Lewis Carroll. The work for this exhibition evokes the mystery and mythology of dreams. The images are drawn from both imagination and from history. There are references to archaeology and to religion. The work reflects a personal struggle, a struggle which has been ongoing for many years; an attempt to reconcile a personal mythology and a religiosity which was bred in the bone.