The Dock presents its first exhibition of 2015 with two very exciting artists;
Mayo based artist Jane O’ Sullivan & and Liverpool painter Jason Thompson.
Jason Thompson has been nominated for two major arts awards in Britain - John Moores Painting Prize (2010) and the Liverpool Prize (2014). He is an artist whose reputation is rapidly growing and whose work is becoming increasingly sought after by collectors. This is Jason first solo exhibition in Ireland. His colorful and energetic paintings and drawings are inspired by mechanical, botanical and anatomical diagrams. It the nature of this research element in his work that gives rise to the curious title of this collection “The non-random survival of randomly varying replicators”. At first glance his paintings are very attractive and visually engaging, but there is a depth and complexity to the work which makes for really persuasive viewing. This work is ideal for The Dock’s elegant galleries, which offers the perfect setting for these compelling works.
Mayo’s Jane O’ Sullivan has made extraordinary journey in her own creative directions. She is a graduated from Galway Mayo Institute with a Fine Art Degree and she has also studied Fashion and Theatre Design. She works with fibre, paint and embroidery and she makes drawings, artists books, short films and beloved objects. Her exhibition, entitled ‘A Passionate Silence, uses multifarious materials, such as textiles, found costumes, zines and books. Her work is poetic, delicate and beautiful. Its multi layered, which brings the viewer on a journey and unlocks the many layers of meaning contained inside the various objects she will show. She is a well know figure is Galway where she has a stall at the Saturday Market which sells handmade artists books, clothes that she has re-made. This is her first solo show at The Dock.
Both these exhibitions offer an opportunity to view contemporary Irish and British art. We hope that you will be able to visit the show continues until Saturday March 28th.
Our galleries are open from 10am to 5.30pm from Tuesday to Friday and from 10am to 5pm on Saturdays. Admission is free.