'Between Line and Form'
An Exhibition by Sarah Morshead
From Tuesday 29th April to Sunday 11th May 2008
Sarah Morshead is a visual artist who grew up on the
edge of Dartmoor in Devon and later moved to London. Since finishing
her Fine Art Degree in painting, in 1993, at the University of Northumbria
in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, she has maintained her practice, specialising
in abstract painting. Sarah has spent a number of years in various
parts of Europe.
Currently based in Dublin, landscape has become an ever increasing influence in her work. Outdoors based conservation work in County Down, as well as nine months in Kerry, have reawakened her love of the countryside, as instilled in her from rural Devon. The main body of work in this show was painted when Sarah was on an art residency at Cill Railaig, and subsequently living in Co. Kerry. Looking at marks and signs in the vast surrounding countryside grew into an exploration of 'drawing in painting' and of the boundaries between line and form; how lines in painting can become solid forms, at mark making itself and how it evolves within one painting or a series of paintings. The use of 'historic' painting mediums and colour palettes in a contemporary way through abstract work is an ongoing project.
Opening Reception: Friday 2nd May 7-9pm
With Guest Speaker Ciarán Bennett, art critic curator, president of the A.I.C.A.