‘‘Say it With Brushes’’ John Cullen
Opening on Friday, 8th February at 7.30pm and running until the 2nd March
This show will also feature a multi media installation by Gerry Bohan ‘Feet First’ in conjunction with Louis Mc Loughlin, artist and chairperson of Solas Art Gallery. This installation will be on view until 2nd March upstairs at the Gallery.
Solas Art Gallery, Ballinamore presents an Exhibition of Work by John Cullen
John Cullen is from Coolaney in Co. Sligo and graduated at I.T. Sligo with a BA (hons) in Fine Art in 2009. John has exhibited widely in the intervening years.
John states that he wants his art to reflect the fragility of our eco-system and environment, a process in flux and degradation, struggling to maintain equilibrium. He believes in the imperfect line, and the frailty of failure. He believes in the uncertainty of painting, and the beauty of imperfection. There are no structures or systems, only chaos and entropy. Thus he wishes to convey in his work the precariousness of it all, balanced on a knife edge, on the point of disintegration and dissolution.
The current work is representative of familiar landscapes, yet at the same time evoking an aura of other-worldliness. By seeking not to illustrate landscape, but to experience it through creating its ‘plastic otherness’, he aims to bridge the chasm between perceived notions of the environment, and the actuality of living.
Exhibition “Say it With Brushes” John Cullen opens Friday 8th February at 7.30pm and showing until 2nd of March. The exhibition will be opened by professional artist Emma Stroude. Emma's artwork of drawing and painting portraiture (particularly of women's role in Irish history) and the landscapes of the Atlantic coastline, is internationally recognised.
Also, on Friday the 8th, Solas Art Gallery would like to introduce Gerry Bohan who will perform his written word Feet First. Gerry is from Mohill, Co. Leitrim and has produced a multi-media installation in conjunction with Louis Mc Loughlin, artist and chairperson of Solas Art Gallery. This installation will be on view until 2nd March upstairs at the Gallery. The Exhibition will also run until the 2nd of March.