Opening 8pm Friday 20th January 2017
Aileen Hamilton – ‘The surrounding water will instantly fill the void’
Blawnin Clancy – ‘On the Horizon’
The Red Couch Space
Kaye Maahs – ‘Uncode all Landscapes’
The Courthouse Gallery is delighted to welcome Aileen Hamilton, Blawnin Clancy and Kaye Maahs, who each exhibit new and recent work at the Gallery.
Opening at 8pm on Friday 20th January, the show runs until 25th February.
Barcelona-based artist Aileen Hamilton will be installing 3D drawings in the main gallery space, as well as showing new works on paper. The show ‘The surrounding water will instantly fill the void’ refers to the futile attempt to dig a hole in sand that is underwater. The surrounding water will instantly fill the emptied spot.
Also showing in the main gallery, Blawnin Clancy’s ‘On the Horizon’ reflects on the ethereal realm of the mist-shrouded islands and outcroppings off the Irish coast. Islands and headlands are seen as profiles beneath the blanket of the stars and glow of the moon. The islands are tangible but yet remain out of reach, sparking our curiosity to discover the unknown.
Exhibiting in the Red Couch Space, emerging artist Kaye Maahs has been living and working in the Burren since 2003, where the local landscape informs her painting practice. In the words of Seamus Heaney, Maas aims to ‘Uncode all Landscapes’ through recording and resconstructing the everyday rural surroundings she has experience in Clare and Co Kerry.
The Courthouse Gallery is part of The Courthouse Studios and Gallery and is a centre of artistic excellence and an integral part of Ennistymon and North Clare life.The gallery is an exhibition and cultural events space, run to the highest professional standards, serving the local and wider communities with art exhibitions, performances, music and community events including workshops.
The Gallery seeks to exhibit work of the highest standard by local, national, and international artists, including emerging artists. The ethos of The Courthouse Gallery is to be accessible to all, inclusive in its aims, programming, practice and audience.