THE works of three Limerick artists: Charles Harper, Gavin Hogg and John Shinnors have been placed in a virtual gallery enticing you through the space, letting you pause in front of a work, see it in the context of the other works and take your time, as you would in the physical space.
This is deliberately not a replication of a physical exhibition space. The space is an open and limitless one, in which New Small Work gives us all room to re-evaluate daily life.
In Harper’s watercolours he explores themes around stress, Skellig monks, native Americans and human celebratory interaction. The nine paintings by Hogg address the contemporary obsession with information and the level of attention we are expected to give it.
The recurring themes of lighthouses, scarecrows and kites feature in Shinnors beautiful semi abstract paintings, oil pastels, oil on panel and a small number of watercolours. Moving from figuration through to abstraction, the work of each artist draws the viewer into obscure narratives formed around these visual signatures.
Naomi O’Nolan, Head of Exhibitions & Collections says: “I am dreaming of the day I can walk around in a gallery, losing myself in Art, be taken into other worlds, but think our achievement here placing these thoughtful, narrative works in a virtual gallery, is the next best thing”.
To launch the exhibition the three artists will be in conversation with each other and John Logan of UL, on 3 December 2020, 7pm. To join in and ask questions about them and their work sign up here to join us.