Architecture of Emotions
Custom House Studios & Gallery
The Quay, Westport Co. Mayo, Ireland
17.05 – 10.06.2018
The exhibition consists of a series of new paintings exploring place and belonging. The title references both our ability to be the architect of our own emotional landscapes and the influence of architecture on our emotional psyche.
The imagery is influenced by an interest in the psychology of displacement, memory, and transition spaces. Through painterly processes the artworks delve into memory not as something which is singular but rather a montage of memories as slices in time laid on top of one another. An attempt to dig into transnational perspectives of place and social history.
This manifests itself in snippets of remote landscapes, fragmented interiors and mutating structures, through abstraction and suggestion, loose lines and melting boundaries, as a strategy to explore psychological states between connectedness and isolation, past structures and present remnants, this world and other possible worlds.
The exhibition has been kindly supported by the Meath County Council, Ireland.