For the exhibition ‘Mirror Door’ at CIACLA, Maser will transform the main exhibition space into a fully immersive hand-crafted installation. Taking inspiration from one of the great natural beauties of Ireland – Glendalough Valley in County Wicklow – the installation will reinvent the valley’s expansive landscape for visitors to the gallery.
On a daily basis in Ireland, hundreds of locals and tourists travel to Glendalough to marvel at its rugged landscape and to trek its journey. It is a place of rural beauty and a place that deeply resonates with the artist.
Through Maser’s signature use of vibrant colours, flowing patterns and playful shapes, the installation at CIACLA will pay homage to the valley’s breathtaking views, and will play on the idea of differing perspectives and organised view-points. The artist will construct a platform in the centre of gallery for visitors to stand upon and become fully immersed in the abstracted landscape.
Having lived in Arkansas for many years, Maser has a close relationship with the United States – while also holding his Irish roots close to his heart. He travelled extensively around the globe, yet the Irish landscape is a place that distinctly evokes a sense of home for the artist and is strongly rooted in his identity. With the installation at CIACLA, Maser strives to create an inclusive and authentic experience for visitors to engage with his representation of contemporary Ireland.