28/09/2012 – Semblance

Semblance” is an exhibition of painting, textile and soft sculpture that explores notions of security in a man-made era; rich with technological advances yet impoverished by disillusion and conflict left in the wake of progress.

Ashley B. Holmes explores the secret desire for control inherent in decorative patterns in her paintings of suburban houses that seem to float in bubbles of Calico or Chintz patterns, as if nature were one big soft furnishing.

London based artist Aileen Kelly articulates the emptiness and grief caused by acts of violence with her stitched, pinstriped, pole structures that teeter on the edge of collapse and textile wall drawings of nameless victims of conflict rendered minimally in a vast white void.

This exhibition reflects the strain put upon the fabric of a world that is changing fast.

The artists are Aileen Kelly and Ashley B. Holmes

Format of the exhibition : small paintings ( 6×8 inches to 2×2.5 ft) to hang on the wall.
7ft sculptures, 8ft wall drawings,

Size of space required: Very adaptable, we use wall space mostly.

Are there technical specs available: no

Is there a catalogue available: Not yet

Is there a worked out education / outreach programme: It’s not worked out but both artists teach art courses so we would love to do something depending on location.

Artists’ Fees required. Negotiable

Administration Fees: It would be great to have the cost of transport covered.

Available now.

Contact: Ashley B. Holmes: Ashley.holmes3@btinternet.com or Aileen Kelly: aileenkelly67@hotmail.com

In keeping with Visual Artists Ireland’s policy we require venues or events to pay artist’s fees for exhibitions.

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