Preview: 18th September
Virtual Opening: 26th September
Run Dates: 19th September – 7th November 2020, 12-5pm or by arrangement.
Drawing de-Centered (DdC) is a diverse, nomadic and emerging artistic platform that explores contemporary drawing practice. DdC aims to provoke and probe drawings intrinsic and expanding qualities. Characterised by openness, embodiment, and liminality, Drawing de-Centered focus on critical thinking around drawing practice and questions what drawing is but also what can drawing be. In this exhibition of the same name Drawing de-Centered, a multiplicity of practices and research interests together with a wide-range of materialities that include but not limited to, the humble pencil on paper to neon lights to natural drawing materials emphasise DdC’s strength.
Racheal Agnew and Kiera O’Toole’s practice share a central concern of drawing and phenomenology in relation to site. Agnew explores transitional spaces while O’Toole examines the atmospheric, material, temporal and corporeal aspects of human experience. Mary-Ruth Walsh offers an exploration into the gap that exist between 2D and 3D spaces particularly architectural spaces. Felicity Clear also considers the transition from 2D to 3D through traditional and non-traditional media. Kevin Killen’s practice captures individual’s journeys and movements through light while Melissa O’Faherty’s interest lies in the intersection of humanities impact on nature.
Drawing de-Centred has recently shown with international Dutch artists in ‘Beyond Drawing’ curated by Arno Kramer and reviewed by Clare E. Scott in Visual Arts Ireland News Sheet, July 2020. https://www.drawingdecentered.com/beyond-drawing.html
Drawing de-Centred is exhibiting in The Courthouse, Ennistymon, Co Clare with the following artists:
Rachael Agnew / Mary-Ruth Walsh / Kiera O’Toole / Kevin Killen / Melissa O’Faherty / Felicity Clear