18 September to 30 October 2021
A new exhibition by Boyle based visual artist Susan Mannion, Beyond Darkness features works of enamel on steel and copper in response to the past few months of living with COVID restrictions. The exhibition includes a large scale enamel work depiction of being contained in a small space and looking towards nature and the outdoors for emotional balance.
The elements of nature run through the exhibition, reflecting our dependency upon it as a means to escape from our enclosed spaces during lockdown. This body of work has grown out of a sense of restless energy and a need for change and adaption.
Originally from Omagh, Susan is now currently based in the west of Ireland where she is a printmaker and copper enamellist. Susan is influenced by landscape and patterns in nature, her work evolving from observed detail captured by sketching then laying down the image onto the block or copper surface creating intricate thread-like lines and fine textural incisions to create an atmospheric, surreal asthetic, distilling a sense of place, time and memory. Susan has exhibited work nationally and internationally with her work being held in several public and private collections worldwide. She has been awarded several commissions and residencies including The Dock, Cill Rialaig, Valerie Earley Award, Tyrone Guthrie Residency Award, Arts-Science Residency Award and the MI-Lab Mokuhanga six week residency in Japan.
Galleries are open Tues, 10-4 / Wed & Thurs, 10-4 & 7-9 / Fri 10-3 / Sat 10-1