Golden Thread Gallery presents Seen as it’s made = Made as it’s seen, a solo exhibition by Ciarán Lennon in Gallery One and Gallery Two. Golden Thread are delighted to welcome the public to the gallery on Saturday 28th August 2021 from 12pm – 4pm for the opening of the exhibition.
Seen as it’s made = Made as it’s seen marks the second solo exhibition by the artist at Golden Thread Gallery, who previously exhibited Porous Plane in 2019.
The subject of Lennon’s paintings is always the viewer, and their experience of the painting is the content.
He says: ‘Everyone’s field of vision is different. Beyond your field of vision, nothing is being seen at all. You are relying on imagination to hold what is beyond your field of vision as still being there, still real.’
‘We are all made of a composite body. We are always interwoven and interacting with reality and with imagination.’
Much of Lennon’s work unearths childhood thoughts and memories. He recalls a time when, at the age of seven, he was allowed to “paint” the back wall of the house, but only if he used water alone. The effect of sunlight on the wet wall has remained with him and retains its significance … “look Ma, quick, quick before it dries” …
Seen as it’s made = Made as it’s seen also marks a new appearance of Folded/Unfolded, a work with a fifty-year legacy. It will be made in the gallery space itself in August 2021.
The piece will be accompanied by works on paper by Lennon, spanning his career over the past five decades to the present.
Launch Event: Saturday 28th August, 12pm to 4pm
Venue: Golden Thread Gallery, 84- 94 Great Patrick Street, Belfast BT1 2LU
Dates: 28th August – 23rd September 2021
Time: Tuesday – Friday : 11am – 5pm / Saturday: 11am – 4pm