Void is delighted to present Sampler, the first solo exhibition by artist Aleana Egan in Northern Ireland.
The exhibition will open on 29 January and runs until 26 March. A preview of the exhibition and an in-conversation between Aleana and the writer and arts educator, Vivian Sky Rehberg will take place on Friday 4 February from 5.30pm – 8pm.
Sampler brings together existing works and two newly commissioned pieces, which expand on Egan’s nuanced approach to working with materials that are familiar and that often have residual memories associated with them. The word sampler derives from the Latin exemplum, meaning an ‘example’. In the context of sewing and textiles it was originally like a personal notebook for keeping stitches and motifs of interest together. Bringing works together under this title Egan intends to put emphasis on the ephemeral and fragmentary. It will continue her investigation into creating an ambient space through which to convey emotions by using sparing sculptural gestures. In short, expressing the immaterial through material means.