Solas Gallery is delighted to present Carol Wood with a solo show titled ‘One’s Support’ at the Gallery. Based on the concept of friendship, Carol expresses; ’ how one’s friendships maybe in a state of flux & vary to achieve the outcome’.’ Whatever ‘one’ may require or need to support ‘the self’ on a daily basis, it may lead to a personal discovery within whatever the consequences may be good or bad’.
Carol, originally from England, has been living in Boyle since moving to Ireland at the beginning of the new millennium. Carol studied at GMIT Castlebar from which she was awarded a BA in Art & Design in 2013. Having exhibited locally, nationally and internationally, Carol has developed a style that she describes as creating pieces that blur representation into abstraction with the odd exception of the rule. She uses a combination of oils and cool acrylics to make marks on board and canvas.
Carol’s work is involved with intuitive snapshots of life both emotional and rational; one of her pieces depicts everyday objects (Hers) and another leaves us perusing a segmented landscape (Recognition) in which a phantom figure sits perusing while being the object of our own perusal.
Carol’s work has the ability to make us stop and consider the process by which she conveys the ordinary in such a subtle and thought provoking manner.
The exhibition opened on Friday 1st July at 7.30pm and was opened by Louis Mc Loughlin, Artist and Chairman of Solas Gallery. The show continued until 23rdh July.
What is ‘one’s’ support?
To a particular person it may be a multitude of things. It could be anything and everything.
“Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world”
Whether it is aid, addiction, desire, sometimes these may be a hindrance or a ‘crutch’ to that person.
Whatever ‘one’ may require or need to support ‘the self’ on a daily basis, it may lead to a personal discovery within whatever the consequences may be good or bad.
The selection of artwork here using an array of materials shows how, some of them are quirky, questionable but undesirable to some, hopefully enjoyable to others creating pieces that blur representation into abstraction with the odd exception the rule.