This work speaks to a primal human need for connection. Connection to each other, our sense of self and our collective home, Mother Earth. Inspired by nature and yogic practice, interior and exterior landscapes merge. A methodology of research situated within the natural landscape is integral to the creation of this work, supporting the practice of the artist functioning as conduit between subject and materiality. Processes used include; exploring copper, a metal found in earth and human tissue, known to conduct energy and said to enhance psychic abilities. Indexing organic surfaces: a tactile act dissolving the illusion of separateness. The resulting contemporary landscapes are a mapping of sensory, intuitive, felt, experiences of connection, into physical form.
The exhibition opens on January 26th with a launch reception at 4pm and will run until March 11th in The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion in Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork.
About the Artist
Aoife Nolan is a BA(Hons) Fine Art graduate of MTU Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork. While attending CCAD Aoife was awarded the RHA School, Dublin, school access student placement award for two consecutive years, in two separate disciplines; painting in 2019, drawing in 2020. Prior to commencing a formal art education, Aoife’s career background was in fashion; costume and bridal wear having founded and successfully operated her own business for over a decade. Aoife is the Sample-Studios Graduate Studio Residency Awardee for 2022.