Darkness and Light | Landscapes from the Cork County Council Art Collection

Darkness and Light | Landscapes from the Cork County Council Art Collection

When

08/12/2020 - 09/01/2021    
10:00 am - 12:00 am

Where

LHQ Gallery, County Hall
Carrigrohane Rd, Cork

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Cork County Council’s Library and Arts Service is opening its final exhibition of 2020, Darkness and Light: Landscapes from the Cork County Council art collection. This exhibition features fourteen paintings, drawing and prints by eight artists.

The starting point for this exhibition was the series of prints by renowned artist William Crozier, which also includes a print of the poem Peninsula by Séamus Heaney. Crozier, born in Glasgow in 1930, lived in West Cork from the 1980s until his death in 2011. Crozier’s works are a contrast between stark black lines and saturated swathes of colour which are echoed in Heaney’s poem.

Building on this foundation, small, bright landscapes with varying degrees of abstraction have been selected by Cork County Council’s Arts Office to create a space for contemplation.

Works by Aidan Linehan, Éilis O’Connell, Michael Canning and Michael Beirne point to an ancient landscape full of stories, memories and dreams, with an evening light illuminating from Canning’s botanical inspired work, while the colour bursts of paintings by Cóilín Murray, Katherine Boucher Beug and Deirdre Crowley encourage optimism and play. The relationship between people and nature is further explored by the depictions of two very different gardens in this exhibition; one full of fantastical imagery by Michael Beirne and one an abstract walled garden by Katherine Boucher Beug.

The exhibition is subject to public health guidelines.

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