Limerick artist brews up exhibition on lockdown experience

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Limerick artist Aisling Burke O’Connor

THIS WEEKEND will be the last chance for people in Limerick to see Aisling Burke O’Connor’s ‘Perspectives’ exhibition at the Treaty City Brewery.

The Limerick artist’s work, currently on display at the Nicholas Street pub and brew house, explores her personal experience of the Covid restrictions and the subsequent two-year lockdown, as well as society’s collective response to the pandemic.

Her latest work comes off the back of the success of her previous exhibition, ‘The Right Thing’, in the Hunt Museum last year.

Aisling describes her new offering as a being inspired by her own  love of textures, interlocking shapes, laws of nature, music, harmony, symbolism, and patterns.

“I have early memories of feeling what I see, and trying to reproduce it through textures and colour,” she explains.

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“My main senses of perception are visual, haptic, and clairsentient. My gut drives my creativity.”

Working in holistic healing for a number of years, Aisling was prompted by her own healing journey to foster wellbeing in the viewer through her paintings.

“My work aspires to promote wellness through communicating the fluency of fractural patterns I see and feel in nature, using textures to stimulate the sensory perception.

“The enigmatic nature of my work and absence of figurative invites the viewer to enter into their own sensory journey.”

‘Perspectives’ runs at the Treaty City Brewery until Sunday, November 6.