Wicklow based artist O’Brien introduces a new series of monumental drawings of people performing the most commonplace tasks – hardly worth a mention but for the fact that people with a sense of security in their own homes build better futures. These immersive works aim to initiate a conversation on our feelings around the word ‘Home’.
Over the past two years O’Brien has been initiating conversations with strangers, asking them to describe what ‘home’ means to them. Is a home an innate human right? How do people cope without a home? How would they describe their home? The artist’s huge drawings rendered in pastel on paper illustrate some of these notions of home, from cosy sitting room views to family kitchen activity. The viewer is enveloped in these scenes, but also outside of them.
To accompany the exhibition, O’Brien has compiled a Spotify playlist of songs about home which will go live when the exhibition opens.
About the artist: Brigid O’Brien has exhibited widely in group shows in Dublin, Wicklow and London. She has worked with other artists and people with disabilities, designing gardens and painting murals in places of long –term care. As an artist, drawings are her specialty, she has a unique quirky view of life which she portrays in her work.
This exhibition will open at 6pm on Thursday 18th November.
*Proof of full vaccination or else a recovery from COVID-19 certificate in the past 6 months is mandatory access to the gallery. A valid form of ID is required to check certificates.*