Wednesday, June 13, 2012

How the Land Lies

Paintings by Mairead O’Neill Laher

14th June – 12th July
Official opening Saturday 16th June at 4pm

Mairead O’Neill Laher

The work is mostly oil on canvas, with some oil on paper.
Laher’s paintings are a response to the landscape, in particular that of the west coast of Ireland. Though the work is based in an actual landscape what emerges from the work process are landscapes of the imagination.
It is said that in every new landscape we see something that triggers memory and reminds us of other half forgotten landscapes. Any attempt to respond to the natural world in paint must also by extension be imbued with memory and personal



Mairead O’Neill Laher was born in Limerick and now lives in Dublin. A graduate of NCAD, she is a painter who since graduating has had solo shows in Chicago, New York and Johannesburg, as well as shows in Dublin and Belfast. Influenced by poetry and memory, her work is an investigation of landscape as part of an ongoing exploratory process

 'Over the Rocks' Mairead O'Neill Laher

“Just as none of us is outside or beyond geography,
none of us is completely free from the struggle over geography”.
Edward Said

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