Elaine Leader exhibition opens at The Linenhall

Framework, an intriguing exhibition of drawings and models by visual artist Elaine Leader opens at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar this evening, January 20 at 7.30pm. Elaine explains: “My practice involves drawing, architectural models and temporary experiential installations.

"These are psychological, disrupted, in-between spaces, which are activated by the viewer. They employ familiar kinetic architectural and engineering mechanisms from everyday life and repurpose them in a way to de-stabilise our preconceptions of space and how we move through it.”

Leader was born in Dublin and completed her MFA in sculpture at NCAD in 2012. She has exhibited extensively in Ireland as well as in Sweden, France, and the US.

Séamus Mc Cormack (artist and curator ) said of her work: "In her practice Leader creates ambitious large scale and complex installations that need to be experienced in order to complete their understanding. She creates complex architectural spaces that are activated by the viewer... The final and most important collaboration takes place with her audience, often unbeknownst to them, which makes Leader’s practice unique within the artist-artwork dichotomy.”

The exhibition runs until Saturday February 25. The Linenhall gallery and foyer are open Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm and on  Saturday from 11am to 5.30pm. Admission to exhibitions is free. Further details are available from the Linenhall by calling (094 ) 9023733 or log on to www.thelinenhall.com

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