SKY WATER Land, the debut solo exhibition from Galway photographer, Sean McCormack, will be officially opened today at 5.30pm in the 8 Cafe at the Galway City Museum.
Sean is best known for his photographs of people and musicians, but landscape photography comprises a lot of his personal work, and it is landscapes that will feature in Sky Water Land.
“After a decade in photography I felt it was time to do my own exhibition,” says Sean. “Seeing those who started long after me doing exhibitions, goaded me towards organising my own. Through a chance comment by Martin Crosbie from 8 Café, the whole project kick started.”
Rather than go down the normal route of framed prints, Sean chose canvas as the medium for the exhibition. “Canvas is more organic than print behind glass,” he says. “There’s a certain tangibility you don’t get with glass.”
The images themselves predominantly feature Connemara and the Burren, although there are images from further afield. “I could easily feature a whole section from Scotland, but in truth, Galway is a blessed city for landscape photographers, in the middle of these two scenic giants,” says Sean. “An hour north or south and you’re as wild as you can get in Ireland.”
Sky Water Land runs for six weeks. For more images see http://skywaterland.com.