Silence, exile and cunning… | Chris Leach at The Custom House Gallery and Studios


Silence, exile and cunning… | Chris Leach at The Custom House Gallery and Studios Date/Time
Date(s) - 26/01/2018 - 18/02/2018
12:00 am

The Custom House Gallery and Studios





26 January to 18 February
Opening by Alice Maher on Friday 26 January, 7pm

The world is full of material stuff. Our natural instinct is to mark it, to claim territory, to clarify things, give them a name, to make them into something. We imbue things, places, objects with our own emotions, our own dreams and longings, we name them and categorise them, construct our own ideologies and thoughts around them. These things which; in as much as they are solid, are also ephemeral and transient.

All of the works in Chris Leach’s exhibition share a point of transition, a hinge upon the friction between what we see and what we are. There are particular spaces and environments depicted in the work, moments in time. The works are produced with a mind to the historicity of material. They are laboured and in some ways quite scrupulous. Chris Leach became interested in silverpoint drawing, he liked the idea that they are of silver, those associations of value, the mutability of that criteria. He also liked the idea that the drawing materials had a historical basis, that they used a technique that went back hundreds of years. He liked too, the idea of scale and proximity, the question of the value relationships inherent within them.

The Custom House Gallery and Studios
The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo,
T: +353 (0)98 28735


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