EQUUS MOTUS | Ian Calder at Hamilton Gallery

EQUUS MOTUS | Ian Calder at Hamilton Gallery


04/09/2021 - 30/10/2021    


Hamilton Gallery
4 Castle Street, Sligo, Sligo, Sligo, F91P863

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Hamilton Gallery is delighted to present EQUUS MOTUS an exhibition of paintings by artist Ian Calder


The horse in motion.

Horses and humans share a long history.

Horses were raced on the plains of Kildare hundreds of years before Saint Patrick banished the snakes from Ireland. The horse is a noble, elegant and magnificent beast, both spirited, fiery, and gentle and generous. These paintings pay homage to the great horse painters of the past, Stubbs, Delacroix, Degas, Munnings and Blackshaw.

The paintings and drawings are loose, expressive, unsentimental images of the spirit of the horse, painted with a lot of surface interest in the brushwork, but are, nevertheless, anatomically correct.

Made by working over thin washes with vigorous brush work, charcoal and impasto pigment. Rubbing and scraping back to leave ghost images on the canvas, expressing the struggle to resolve the final image.

I endeavour to make interesting marks on the canvas that finally resolve in an image of Equus Motus

EQUUS MOTUS opens from Saturday 4th September and continues until Saturday 30th October.

Gallery opening hours Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm


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