Out of the Studio is a new series of artist-led exhibitions at Draíocht Gallery programmed in direct response to artist’s expressed need to exhibit work made during lockdown. In addition to presenting finished work the artist shows work-in-progress including drawings, maquettes, notebooks and other materials, giving insight into their process and way of working at this time.
For the inaugural Out of the Studio exhibition, Martin De Porres Wright, a Fingal artist, presents I can feel the tug, a series of works in painting and sculpture which continues his investigation into boglands. All of the work presented was initiated by Wright during an INCUBATE Artist Studio Residency at Draíocht in 2019 and continued through the pandemic.
“This line from Seamus Heaney poem ‘Punishment’ and his poems relating to the stories mysteries and discoveries in our Boglands has been the inspiration behind my work for the last three years. My six month Artist Studio Residency at Draíocht during 2019/20 has enabled me to develop the works on show. I will continue to keep on digging.”
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