Achill Notes | Michael Wann at The Custom House Gallery and Studios


Achill Notes | Michael Wann at The Custom House Gallery and Studios Date/Time
Date(s) - 23/02/2018 - 17/03/2018

The Custom House Gallery and Studios





An exhibition of new drawings by Michael Wann based on a two week residency the artist spent at the Heinrich Boll Cottage, Achill, Co. Mayo in April of 2017. This new body of work is a visual record of the ever-changing drama of weather as seen on Achill Island. The drawings can be also be seen as preoccupations on studio practice, on the act of looking and experience, and on the murky questions of pictorial representation that arise in the process of making.Within the chosen medium of charcoal and water lies a myriad confusion of mark-making, a wide and versatile imperfection of process. A ‘void’ of doubt. It is in the smudge and drip and simple dirt of the medium itself that there is both vital and flawed elements of mark-making, where the spontaneous and accidental become of equal importance to the rational and intentional. Process here can be loosely interpreted as the search for where these varying marks and gestures converge in the making of a landscape, in an attempt to capture the ‘physicality’ of weather changing and unfolding in any given moment on Achill Island.The Custom House Gallery and Studios
The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo,
T: +353 (0)98 28735


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