It’s one of the privileges of having a hand in running a gallery that you get to facilitate, see and promote the work of artists you admire and would like to see represented more widely. Friday November 2nd is another such occasion, when we unveil Isabella Walsh’s multi – disciplinary show, Transmitter/Receiver [I caught your radio waves].
Isabella has been an integral part of Contact Studios since she joined a number of years ago, while also being a key member of the Gallery Interlude project for which I’m very grateful, and is an all round superstar. The show is choc full of several different drawing approaches – pen and ink, multi media and paintings, all revolving around the Castleconnell, Co. Limerick landscape, which has been her home for many years.
Having seen the layout for the show I’m fierce excited to see how it works in the ‘Interlude space, and indeed, I think the audience reaction will be great!
As always, a sincere thank you to Mark and Dave of Lucky Lane, Isabella, Ciaran Nash for the (super) poster design, Kevin O’Keefe of The Bigger Picture Framing Centre, and The Glen Tavern, where we will attend after.
Below is a snippet from ‘Bella’s statement, and do come along should ye be about!
‘This body of work is about relationships -physical, emotional and temporal. It began with my consideration of my relationship to this landscape, a place I have known my whole life and will soon be leaving. Since April 2018 this pair of towers, their relationship to each other and to the landscape surrounding, became the focus of my observation on daily walks in the area. In particular how they appear to change depending on my perspective. These changes are documented through plein air painting, drawing and photography. Through this sustained process of observation I have contemplated all of my close relationships: with other people; myself; and this place’, Isabella Walsh.