Abstracts by dmcq – 9 Jan to 21 Feb

An Chultúrlann are delighted to present Abstracts, a collection of works by the artist Dermott McQuillan (1960, Belfast). Themes of reflection and presence are explored as the paintings flow through a world of abstractness where colour and shape are abundant. Shades cross, textures drag while colours overlap and merge, creating forms, occupying the surrounding space. The works are never planned, they are in the moment and the oils are applied to the canvas with palette knives and found objects. The resulting shapes and colour illuminate and captivate the imagination. Their abstract and what may seem, chaotic nature, unveiling a colourful play stretching into their titles.

Abstracts (Léirithe Teibí) is teideal don bhailiúchán ealaíne leis an ealaíontóir Dermott McQuillan (1960, Béal Feirste). De réir mar a ghluaiseann na pictiúir trí dhomhan teibíochta ina bhfuil dathanna agus cruthanna go flúirseach, cíorann sé téamaí machnaimh agus téamaí láithreachta. Trasnaíonn imireacha a chéile, tarraingítear uigeachtaí, forluíonn dathanna ar a chéile agus measctar le chéile iad le cruthanna a dhearadh a líonann an spás thart orthu. Ní bhíonn plean i bhfeidhm leis an saothar seo in am ar bith. Cruthaítear iad go spontáineach agus leatar na holaí ar an chanbhás le sceana pailéid agus le gnáthrudaí randamacha ar tháinig an t-ealaíontóir orthu. Na cruthanna agus na dathanna a thagann dá bharr an phróisis seo, cuireann siad draíocht ar shamhlaíocht an duine. Léiríonn an teibíocht atá sa nádúr acu, a d’fhéadfadh cuma trína chéile a chur orthu, spraoi ildaite atá fiú le feiceáil sna teidil atá orthu.

Venue: Ballaí Bana Gallery, Cultúrlann Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, 216 Falls Road, Belfast BT12 6AH
Dates: 09 January 20 – 21 February

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