Tag Archives: watercolour

Dan Shipsides / Shipsides and Beggs Projects, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, 22 March -20 April, 2018

Armscliff; Great Western Oil on Canvas, Dan Shipsides,1994 To meet the word on its own terms,  to meet the world on its own terms is  an art immensely rewarding yet immensely difficult.  The title of this painting  has a letter R … Continue reading

Posted in essay | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Helen Blake, David Crone, Tony Hill: Works on paper, Fenderesky Gallery I, Belfast, Sept 7 – Oct 7, 2017

Works on paper – what does it mean to you? It is a specific art speak  born out of undisciplined open ended dionysian intoxication with multitude of materials an artist can use to make visual art on the ubiquitous paper. … Continue reading

Posted in essay, review | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Paddy McCann: Eyes to the Wind, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, 11 May – 10 June 2017

A face, neck and shoulder  of a three quarter “portrait” , positioned between two calm and cold walls,  addresses us over a mad riot of exploding red, yellow,  and other hues. The blue above the head suggests an open space … Continue reading

Posted in essay | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Sharon Kelly at ArtisAnn Gallery Belfast, May 4-27 2017

Sharon Kelly watercolours with graphite  form a half of two persons exhibition titled Dissolving into ambiguity  with Lenka Davidikova( b 1980, Dolny Kubin,  Slovak Republic).  Both  graduated from the University of Ulster – 26 years apart. I have written about Kelly’s … Continue reading

Posted in essay, review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cathy Henderson, Ebb and Flow. at the ADF Gallery, Belfast, 17 January – 7 March 2014

Cathy Henderson exhibited  twenty images  aiming “…to capture the transience of the coastal view: a sense of shifting skies, and the persistently fluctuating mood of weather.” (News Release January 2014).

Posted in essay, review | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Keike Twisselmann

A painter and performance artist, she has agreed to an email conversation and provided 10 discs with drawings and paintings and photographs. Those impressed me with sameness of visual means: clashing hues do not clash, over saturated brushstrokes define the precise … Continue reading

Posted in article, email conversation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sharon Kelly

Sharon Kelly: The Liminal Space of the Runner The Gallery, Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, January 25 – February 16, 2013 Ninety works on paper  and a video are comfortably and beautifully displayed in the three rooms of the  gallery at … Continue reading

Posted in article, review | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment