Luan Gallery is delighted to present the work of two renowned Irish artists - Marie Hanlon and Bernadette Kiely - concurrently for the months of February and March 2018.
'Water Table' by Marie Hanlon will feature in the new gallery while 'So Much Water [so] Close to Home' by Bernadette Kiely will be shown in the library and River Gallery spaces.
Utilising a mixture of sculptural elements, Marie Hanlon will create an art installation that addresses the notion of water as both a precious resource and an environmental threat. Hanlon combines the unlikely elements of metal and water to add environmental and political dimensions to her practice, balancing the formal qualities of the material she employs.
Against this installation will hang the paintings and drawings of Kilkenny-based artist Bernadette Kiely. To date, Kiely’s work has consisted of painting and drawing underpinned by photography. Utilising oil paint, charcoal and water on canvas, her work reflects her observations of flooding over many years on the River Nore where she lives.
Manager of Luan Gallery, Carmel Duffy said; “We are proud to present the work of Aosdána members, Marie Hanlon and Bernadette Kiely, at Luan Gallery this spring. The gallery’s waterside location on the banks of the largest river in Ireland combined with a growing public awareness of the impacts of and efforts to combat climate change make this an appropriate subject for deliberation at this time."
The exhibition will officially launch on Saturday, February 3, at 3pm with a wine reception and an address by the Minister of State for Flood Relief, Kevin 'Boxer' Moran TD, and the director of the Trinity College Irish Art Research Centre, Dr Yvonne Scott.
The exhibition will continue until March 25. Luan Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 5pm, and on Sundays between 12pm and 5pm. Admittance to Luan Gallery is free of charge and guided tours are available to all at no cost.