3 February to 25 March 2018
Luan Gallery is delighted to present the work of two renowned Irish artists Marie Hanlon and Bernadette Kiely concurrently for the months of February and March 2018. Water Table by Marie Hanlon will feature in the New Gallery while SO MUCH WATER [so] CLOSE TO HOME by Bernadette Kiely will be shown in the Library and River Gallery spaces.
Dublin based Marie Hanlon uses water as a catalyst throughout her upcoming exhibition. Utilising a mixture of sculptural elements, Marie will create an art installation that addresses the notion of water as both a precious resource and an environmental threat. Hanlon combines the unlikely elements of metal and water to add environmental and political dimensions to her practice, balancing the formal qualities of the material she employs. Hanlon is a History of European Painting and English graduate of University College Dublin and has worked as a professional artist since 1990. She is a member of Aosdána.
Against this installation-based work will hang the paintings and drawings of Kilkenny based artist Bernadette Kiely. To date, Kiely’s work has consisted of painting and drawing underpinned by photography. Utilising oil paint and charcoal and water on canvas, her work reflects her observations of flooding over many years on the River Nore where she lives, and aims to draw attention to the instability created by flooding in Ireland and throughout the wider world, including her depiction of the River Shannon in flood. Kiely is a graduate of Graphic Design Communications at Waterford Institute of Technology and Drawing at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK and has worked as a professional artist since 1986. She is also a member of Aosdána.
The exhibition will continue until 25th March. Luan Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday 11.00 – 17.00 and Sundays 12.00 – 17.00. Admittance to Luan Gallery is free of cost and guided tours are available to all at no cost.