glór presents Lightning Bolts of Ordinary Things: New work by Kaye Maahs & Will O’Kane
Runs from Friday 3 September – Wednesday 27 October
Lightning Bolts of Ordinary Things is an exhibition that brings together the work of two Clare based artists, Kaye Maahs and Will O’Kane. Both artists’ paintings elevate the everyday, the ordinary, giving rise to works that convey both a sense of experience and memory that in turn transcends surface and meaning.
Kaye Maahs is an emerging Irish Artist living and working in County Clare.
Since graduating as a mature student from GMIT Galway in 2015 her painting practice has been defined by her encounters with the natural world. Through the language of paint Maahs’ paintings convey her journeys, her observations and her painterly concerns. Working primarily in oils Maahs’ work reflects the modern landscape, her affinity with nature and her passion for paint.
Will O’Kane was Born in Co. Mayo, and now lives and works Ennis, Co. Clare
O’Kane’s paintings employ a variety of methods. Changing styles depending on the subject matter, concept, or genre that he is engaged with. His work is often sensitive to the context in which it is shown. Current themes apparent in his paintings this year include – Language, love, place, work, and mortality. He is interested in how pictures are made and how they can communicate to an audience.