In Our Nature | Jacinta O’Reilly and Sash Ka Sheils – 27 Jan to 1 Feb

In Our Nature

“There are many aspects to these artists and their work that intrigues me. They somehow address the deeper tissue of existence in their approach and process, without trying too hard to label or overly explain the elements of what they create. Each work exists somewhere between pattern and flow, possessing an elemental quality which compels the viewer towards understanding that what is seen is only skin-thick representation of a visual mnemonic, which asks not to be questioned but accepted.” Sinéad Smyth, Curator

Launch: January 27th at 7PM

Lunchtime Artists Talk: February 1st at 1PM at Echo Echo Dance Theatre

About the artists

Jacinta O’Reilly – Jacinta is strongly influenced by abstract expressionists and the spontaneity of their process.

“I enjoy using mixed media and layering drawings with various geometric shapes. It is the repetition of the shape that is important, so it becomes impossible to tell the beginning or the end of the drawing. I use the intensity of circles or triangles to compose an image giving an illusion of infinity. I am mindful of preserving a natural flow when I draw so that each component is considered but not deliberate. It is the wondrous and magnificent patterning of shapes and colours in nature that inspires my work.”

Sash Ka Sheils – Sash Ka is based in the North-West of Ireland. Her interest in art has come about through her desire to express that which is not meant to be expressed through words. Through her love of philosophy, her extensive work in the field of Occupational Therapy and Psychotherapy, and her formidable drive to be free to sculpt her own choices and her own destiny, Sash Ka has cultivated a bold uncompromising style.

Echo Echo Dance Theatre, Derry, Waterloo House, Magazine St, Londonderry

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