Trace Elements, oil on canvas 180 x 180 cm, 2021,Installat View, Gallery of Modern Art, Waterford.
‘Trace Elements’ is a painting series that explores obsolete and peripheral landscapes. This work has been developed since 2019 and will culminate in a solo show at the Uillinn West Cork Art Centre in Autumn 2023.
These works have evolved through several residences at The Uillinn and also at Backwater Studios in Cork City and have been funded through an Arts Council of Ireland Agility Award, Cork City Council Artist Bursary Award and a Cork County Council Residency Award.
Some of this work has been exhibited at group and solo exhibitions including,‘Industrialised’ Art in Manufacturing in the Gallery’ at Blackburn Museum in a curated show by Alex Zawadzi during the Festival of Making in 2019 and subsequently at a solo show in Blackburn, UK, at the Prism Gallery in 2020 also curated by Alex Zawadzi. This work has featured in solo exhibitions at Galarie Burgerstockersenger in Zurich, Switzerland in 2022 with the help of a grant from Culture Ireland, and at Custom House Studios and Gallery in Mayo as well as GOMA - Gallery of Modern Art - Waterford, in 2022.