Opening at Solas Art Gallery, Ballinamore on Friday Sept 1st is “Untitled, A conversation in time” A solo show by local Ballinamore Multimedia Artist Brendan Dean.
The show title is a contradiction as the work explores the balancing of contrasts in our daily lives.
Made over the last two and a half years the work is a mixture of mostly paintings with some paper mache sculpture and other pieces and is both colourful and intriguing. Most of the work is abstract which Brendan has always preferred to work with, though he manages figurative work very well. He feels that abstraction helps the viewer to focus on an emotional response...Heart over mind so to speak.
“ My ability to play like a child is what I aim for more and more while making work, this allows my subconscious to speak through the work and that I feel conveys something we all can relate to and often perhaps deny in our daily lives”
Brendan will open the show himself and will be introduced by artist, curator and technician Martin Reading who until 2013, was responsible for the exhibition galleries at The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon.
The exhibition opens Friday 1st September at 7.30pm and runs until Saturday 23rd September. There will be another opportunity to hear about Brendan’s work as he joins us on Culture Night, 22nd September. Solas Art Gallery is located above the Four Seasons Garden Centre and Flower Shop, Main Street, Ballinamore. Tel: 071 9644210 www.solasart.ie Open Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm or follow us on Facebook.