10th may - 1st june
‘FINALLY WE ARE no ONE’
DOUG ROSS & CIARA RYAN
‘AS I WENT DOWN TO THE RIVER STYX’
Solas Art Gallery is proud to present two unique exhibitions running concurrently.
These shows open on Friday 10th May at 7.30pm
Amy McGovern. Finally We Are No One
Amy McGovern is a visual artist from Sligo. She graduated in 2011 from I.T. Sligo with a degree in Fine Art specialising in painting and drawing.
In this body of work Amy ponders the everchanging nature of our environment. As her focus has shifted in recent years to our natural environment she has been increasingly influenced by the work of Paul Gauguin and Peter Doig. Another inspiration has been the last man tradition in poetry. In her paintings, lone figures and small groups roam desolate landscapes giving the sense that an event of great significance has occurred, an apocalyptic change in this landscape. The sun has darkened, nature is reclaiming our spaces, there is a sense of foreboding for the few remaining inhabitants. The mood is one of uncertainty and alienation.
The future is unwritten.
Doug Ross and Ciara Ryan. “As I went Down to the River Styx”
Ciara Julia Ryan is an actor who has appeared on stage, radio and film. Her credits include Donal Ryan's Spinning Heart, The Full Moon Hotel and Once a Catholic.
Doug Ross has been a visual artist since1983 and has exhibited in art galleries and museums in Ireland as well as across Europe and North America.
In the words of the artists; “The starting point for this body of work was an image that we made together in the Spring of 2016 called “Persephone’s Gate”. We reached a shared understanding that the death/rebirth experience exemplified by Persephone crossing the River Styx is one that requires making a conscious choice and having the courage to face the unknown.”
Both shows to be opened by Jennifer Richardson, Photographer and PRO of Solas Art Gallery.
Solas Art Gallery will be hosting National Drawing Day on Sat 18th May 2019 with free drawing experiences for all to attend.