Luan Gallery is pleased to present The Soul of Matter, a solo exhibition by Meath based artist, Derick Smith.
The Soul of Matter is the first exhibition curated by Luan Gallery’s recently appointed Curator and Programming Coordinator, Valeria Ceregini. It represents an opportunity to introduce Smith’s exclusive series of mixed media works which demonstrates the artists’ careful attention to materials. His practice is focused on the basis that art is accessible to everyone. This new body of paintings explores the materiality of paint as a substance in itself. In so far as possible, references to external concrete objects have been eliminated (with the exception of titles) in an attempt to frame an interaction with colour and form which is not hinged upon comprehension of themes, ideas, or other times or places.
The Soul of Matter opens to the public at 11am on Tuesday 12th April and ends on Sunday 19th June.
It will be accompanied by an ongoing outreach programme of events and activities.
Luan Gallery is open to the public Tuesday to Saturday from 11am – 5pm and Sundays from 12 – 5pm. For further information, contact Luan Gallery at T: 090 6442154 or E: info@luangallery
Derick Smith began exploring sculpture and painting in NCAD (2011). Solo shows followed in Dublin (2015 and 2017) and one in Munich (2017) and inclusion in many group exhibitions worldwide (2015- present). His work was acquired by the O.P.W (2018) and now forms part of the Irish state art collection and is held in private collections in France, Germany, Japan, U.S.A., U.A.E and the U.K. He has been the grateful recipient of both grant awards and artist residencies.
YouTube: Derick Smith