Making a Show of Ourselves
31 October to 16 November 2014
FOUR WOMEN MAKING A SHOW OF THEMSELVES
Making a Show of Ourselves was the irreverent title of the forthcoming exhibition at Ranelagh Arts Centre. It showcased the divergent nature and approach of four female Irish artists, Laura Averill, Kathleen Delaney, Alwyn Gillespie and Evanna O’Boyle.
Evanna O’Boyle focuses on the landscape and café scenes with bright interiors, scenes from the everyday peopled with friends. A hive of activity of the West Pier at Howth informs and inspires Laura Averill’s work. Her paintings are imbued with the texture of an industry in which weathered and rusting fishing trawlers are hoisted from the water onto tracks that cross the harbour road and lead to the dry dock; where boats are welded, bashed, repaired, resealed and repainted before being returned again to sea.
Kathleen Delaney explores the inner realms, creating dark interiors that hold ceramic shoes and hearts shining from the charred edifices. Her canvases are filled with words from the internal lyrical dialogue. Watercolours and bronzes are the media used by Alwyn Gillespie. In her watercolours she looks at the animal world, landscape and the nude.
The exhibition was officially launched by playwright and columnist Hillary Fannin at 6pm on Thursday 30th October and ran until 16th November.