May 8th – June 4th 2015
Opening Reception Friday 8th May at 8pm
Arc of Visibility, a joint exhibition of recent paintings by artists Sara Foust and Cormac O’Leary, opens at Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon on Friday 8th May. The artists present complementary perspectives on the texture and atmosphere of the rugged Irish coast, the maritime landscape distilled through memory and the lens of narrative.
In a new series of paintings of Liscannor Bay, Sara Foust reflects on the human journey through a chaotic world, struggle and transcendence, surfaces and depths. The artworks are meditations on light and reflection, the broken mirror of the bay, the rough texture of choppy water and rocky coast, and the fragile craft alone and suspended between a world of depths and a hemisphere of sky.
Sara Foust is an artist based in County Clare. She studied art at Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design in the United States. She trained with acclaimed muralist Susan Cervantes in San Francisco, California, where she became an established muralist. Sara has exhibited her artwork in Ireland, France and America, and her paintings are in public and private collections. A suite of her paintings from the Surfaces/Depths series has been commissioned and installed in University Hospital Limerick this month.
'My work explores the immediate environment in the Irish northwest,
memory, light and the atmosphere of place all merge in the
final image, built up in tactile layers of paint. I strive to
capture fleeting moments, glimpsed in passing time. Each image
lingers like the visual afterglow of a dream.'
Cormac O'Leary is an artist based in County Leitrim. He studied fine Art at Sligo IT from 1987 to 1991. An award-winning artist, he has exhibited his work widely in Ireland, the UK and America.