Date(s) - 27/02/2020 - 31/03/2020
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Ivy House
Art at The Ivy House is delighted to present Elemental – a solo exhibition of new work by Olive Barrett – a multi and mixed media artist from Tipperary and based in Dublin. Olive works in a variety of media using various materials creating experimental work that examines our daily lives, rituals and the environment in which we live. Emotions, rhythms, cycles, movement, time, space, perception, revealing and concealing all come through in her practice.
Her work examines the emotional responses to the cycles and patterns in life, exploring our connection with the natural environment and the meshing of the physical with the natural in direct contrast to the urban environment in which she now lives. Much work also focuses on time, space and our sense of perception in the forming of self within different environments.
Olive Barrett graduated from the National College of Art and Design with a Higher Diploma in Art and Design Education and previously with a B.A in Textiles specialising in Print. Recent work has included painting, drawing, textile, installation, photography and video. Past exhibitions have included Westival Westport, PanDemonium New York, Berlin, Videonale, International Gorilla Video Festival Dublin, Claremorris Open Exhibition; Mayo 2009/2005 as well as group exhibitions at MART, Talbot Gallery and Studios, Pallas Studios, Temple Bar Gallery, Tactic, BEFF 5 – touring Phucket, Phitsanuluk and Chiang Mai and The Drawing Institute Sienna Italy.