Online – always open
At Gallery 545, Blick Studios, 51 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 6RY
‘Ways of Seeing’ features award-winning emerging artist Latisha Reihill. It presents her new unique abstract paintings, a series of carefully balanced and textured multi-colour compositions. Inspired by the qualities and histories of buildings and landscapes and the artist’s response to them, they can take the viewer on a visual and emotional journey.
Reihill drew inspiration for these pieces from her ways of seeing the buildings and landscapes she was influenced by throughout her life, a personal experience where memories of their shapes and colours are tinged with feelings.
The artist’s memories and her intuitive painting method guided the artistic process behind these works. The result is a series of harmonious abstract compositions, often alternating loose geometrical elements with more irregular marks, bright and warm tones with darker and colder ones, blocks of colours with layers of paints. These compositions can also convey different moods, from a euphoric joy to a sense of calmness and tranquillity.
The paintings with their variety mirror the diverse qualities of buildings and landscapes they were inspired by, and the diverse feelings they arose. They also invite viewers to engage with them both on a visual and emotional level, to find their own ways of seeing them.
‘Ways of Seeing’ is curated by Francesca Biondi and Latisha Reihill.
Image: Tilted, 2020, acrylic paint and other media on canvas, 140 x 100 cm
Visiting the exhibition in person
This solo show is displayed at Gallery 545, Blick Studios, Belfast and it is open to the general public. As Gallery 545 would like to welcome as many people as possible to the opening, this will take place over a whole afternoon on Friday 2 October. You can book your free ticket for the opening online (30-min slot) at Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/latisha-reihill-ways-of-seeing-exhibition-opening-tickets-122546137797). No booking is required during normal opening times.
The safety of our staff, visitors and artists is our paramount concern. We have specific safety measures in place because of Covid-19. The number of people allowed at the same time in the exhibition space is limited to 6. When visiting the exhibition, please wear a face mask /covering, adhere to social distancing guidelines, and leave your contact details for tracing purposes. Any updates about Covid-19 measures will be published on the exhibition page on our website. Unfortunately, there is no disabled access to this venue.
About Latisha Reihill
An emerging artist, Latisha Reihill has already obtained several recognitions for her work as her paintings were awarded by and exhibited at galleries in Belfast and bought for the Ulster University’s public collection. Reihill creates textured abstract paintings inspired and influenced by the qualities and histories of buildings and natural landscapes. She has focused her work mainly around the materiality of surfaces and as well as colour, often times looking at architecture and landscape, the memories they hold, and the changes of their colours and surfaces over time. For more information visit the artist’s page on our website.