INTERPRETING A work of art is a highly subjective and personal process, one which may even be limitless, and there are sometimes no end to how various media and materials can be manipulated to create artworks.
These are the main ideas behind Unbounded, an exhibition of new works by Angela Fulcher and Ruth E Lyons, which opens at the Galway Arts Centre, Dominick Street tomorrow [Friday December 4] at 6pm.
Fulcher works in sculpture, installation, and photographic collage. She has created three collages, for this exhibition, featuring belts, faux fur coats, velour beach towels, and printed billboard advertisements, to draw attention to the labour, production, tactility, consumerism, and desire associated with clothing and accessories.
Lyons's sculptural work is inspired by the writings of the 11th century Chinese polymath and scientist Shen Kuo, specifically his 'Dream Pool' essays where he made the earliest known references to oil. Lyons' Dream Pool installation is made from towering timbers, echoing the lattice design of electrical pylons, where suspended pools of water and oil that float overhead, with the liquids creating patterns.
Her other piece for this show, Stormglass, also looks at patterns found in water, but here rendered in the form of polished limestone and a Victorian weather barometer.
Unbounded runs until January 16. All are welcome to come and view the exhibition.