Silent Stories Exhibition
Saturday 11th March - Friday 7th April
Belltable, 69 O'Connell Street, Limerick
The Olivier Cornet Gallery is delighted to present ‘Silent Stories’, an exhibition of work by gallery artists Miriam McConnon and Eoin Mac Lochlainn at the Belltable in Limerick.
This two-person exhibition opens on Saturday 11th March at 3pm and will run until Friday 7th of April.
Guest speaker: Monica Spencer, cultural producer
With his series of paintings of abandoned fireplaces in derelict houses on the West coast of Ireland, artist Eoin Mac Lochlainn reflects on Irish emigration in the 21st century. It was inspired by a poem by Cathal Ó Searcaigh entitled: "Na Bailte Bánaithe", a poem about how spirits haunt the land, long after the people who lived there have gone. The artist spent some time in the Donegal Gaeltacht during the last few years, searching for and exploring the old homesteads that were mentioned in the poem.
Miriam McConnon‘s most recent paintings and drawings pose questions about the influence that domestic objects have over our sense of who we are and how we live. When does an object exist for us, become a part of our lives? When we use it every day, break it, repair it, hold it, wash it? Then does it become our object or at the very least an object that we relate to? How relevant are they to our individual stories? Do these objects become part of the pattern of our life? Do they reveal a hint of the intimate story that is our life?
In her current body of work Miriam speaks to each individual bringing them on a journey of contemplation about their own everyday pattern of life.
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