Luan Gallery is delighted to present the work of two renowned artists Eoin Francis McCormack and Susanne Wawra concurrently for the months of August and September 2018.
'If Not For You' by Eoin Francis McCormack will feature in the new gallery while 'Living In A Bubble' by Susanne Wawra will be shown in the library and river gallery spaces.
Athlone based Eoin Francis McCormack uses the idea of ‘artist as maker’ as a catalyst for his work. Utilising fabricated tools and self mixed paint, he translates this idea into a form.
His work also explores the particular challenges posed by the process of interpretation in contemporary visual art. The artist wonders if work produced in the quiet of the studio has the potential to make an impact on an audience once presented to the public.
McCormack holds a BA in painting from Limerick school of art in 2010 and an MFA in contemporary art practice from Edinburgh college of art, Scotland in 2014.
Susanne Wawra is a German artist based in Dublin. Working across different media, Susanne explores the intersection between personal autobiography and historical events.
Utilising photographs from her own family albums, Wawra draws on printed matter to interrogate her experience of growing up in East Germany before the fall of the Wall.
Her use of mundane source material combined with the layered process of collage enables a material re-imagining of the tension between fiction and reality, past and present. Wawra is a painting graduate of NCAD.
While Susanne’s work draws on her own personal experiences of growing up in East Germany, Eoin takes the juxtaposition of painter/worker as a concern. It’s this variation of themes and source materials that will make this a very dynamic exhibition.”
The exhibition will be officially launched by Linda Shevlin on Friday, August 3 at 6pm with a wine reception.
Linda is an independent curator and curator in residence with Roscommon County Council.
The exhibition will continue until September 29. The Luan Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 5pm. and Sundays 12pm to 5pm.
Admittance to Luan Gallery is free of cost and guided tours are available to all at no cost.