‘Scampolo!’ and ‘Reading Room’ | Eric N. Mack and Leslie Hewitt solo exhibitions at The Douglas Hyde Gallery


'Scampolo!' and 'Reading Room' | Eric N. Mack and Leslie Hewitt solo exhibitions at The Douglas Hyde Gallery Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/03/2022

The Douglas Hyde Gallery





Opening of new solo exhibitions by artists Eric N. Mack and Leslie Hewitt on Thursday 3 March from 6pm – 8pm at the Douglas Hyde Gallery.

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present Eric N. Mack’s first solo exhibition in Ireland titled Scampolo! or remnant in Italian. Working onsite over the past few weeks, Mack has created an expansive new site-specific installation that tethers to the gallery’s architecture and presents a series of movements through abstraction, colour and image for viewers.

Pushing the boundaries of painting and object, of art and fashion, Mack uses fabric, worn clothes, dye, blankets, paint, bleach, magazine cut-outs and photographs to create three-dimensional tactile assemblages in which colour, form, texture and line become both intimate and culturally significant.

Acknowledging the crucial role artists play in influencing and shaping other artistic practices, ‘The Artist’s Eye’ series asks those exhibiting in Gallery 1 to invite an artist of influence to present work in Gallery 2. In this instalment, Eric N. Mack has invited artist Leslie Hewitt.

Within her art practice, Hewitt is interested in the mechanisms behind the construction of meaning and memory. Working serially, Hewitt explores the practice of archiving and presentation, through various forms of ephemera and collage which are developed and transformed into the artist’s own tactics and language. For her first exhibition in Ireland, titled Reading Room, Hewitt presents two works: Rough Cuts (2020) and a reinterpretation of Reading Room: Forty-two (2019).

For more information on both exhibitions, please click here.

Scampolo! and Reading Room continue until 29 May 2022.

The gallery is open Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 5pm, and until 6pm on Thursday. Admission is free, all welcome.


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