Exhibition opening by artist Bennie Reilly

Artist Bennie Reilly will open her new exhibition entitled ‘Forest Bathing’ at The Gallery, Roscommon Arts Centre this Friday January 28 from 5pm to 7pm.

In this exhibition Reilly continues her artistic inquiry into nature. Almost 60 per cent of the world's population live in urban areas, finding themselves at a remove from the natural world, mediated as it is for them as a result of necessity, fear, and the geography of urban development. Bennie Reilly presents us with the fruits of such a skewed and fragmented education on the natural world and a fascination with the under-familiar, the little known, and the rarely seen in the natural world.

The paintings, drawings, and wood carvings in this exhibition combine a prescribed perspective on nature with a sense of that which might exist beyond the boundaries of the camera lens. She scratches the surface of the vast natural world, addressing the potential for misinterpretation and flawed perception.

Born in Dublin in 1982, Bennie Reilly graduated from IADT, Dún Laoghaire in 2004 and received her MA from Kingston University, London in 2008. She has exhibited in galleries such as Mother’s Tank Station, Temple Bar Gallery, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, and the Royal Hibernian Academy, where in 2009 she spent time as an artist in residence. This is the artist’s third solo exhibition; she is based in Dublin.

The exhibition continues at the gallery until March 5. All are welcome. Viewing during centre opening hours. For further information call (090 ) 6625824.


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