Amy Stephens ‘Restless Nature’ Oonagh Young Gallery, 18 November – 21 December
A while ago, a certain exhibition in the city of Dublin was tentatively christened ‘Silence’. It arrived on the heels of a disastrous financial tumble – the kind that promises a season of ‘austerity’ – and prompted some objections. When the ground gives way, after all, and a system is so roundly proven inadequate to its citizens’ needs, many favour a more audible response.
A bit of time has passed now, and given that same exhibition was, in its more recent incarnation, a more exclamatory affair, perhaps a paced, lyrical meander is now the right medicine. For those who might sway toward this sensibility, Amy Stephens’ ‘Restless Nature’ at Oonagh Young Gallery is a lozenge for the hoarse throat.