opens at Artlink Fort Dunree
A new solo exhibition
entitled 'Emerging Forms' by Donegal based artist and
poet Aůdan McCardle is currently being showcased in the
Saldanha Gallery, at Artlink Fort Dunree. Admission is
free and it is open daily from 10:30am - 4:30pm until
7th November 2022.
Donegal based artist and
poet Aůdan McCardle
Aůdan explores the process
of drawing and offers the viewer an insight into his
creative process. There is a sense of stepping into the
artistís studio, of witnessing a work in progress.
Indeed the artist will be creating some of the drawings
in the gallery during the course of the exhibition.
Emerging Forms includes the drawn objects as well as the
drawings which range in size from small notebook
sketches to drawings as large as the walls. Moving from
small pen sketch to charcoal drawing, the artist allows
the abstracted form to emerge.
The objects are all familiar, humble even. Simple
plastic takeaway containers, found rope, discarded
firewood bags. Each of the objects has a usefulness and
yet also represent the throwaway. They are in a
temporary state between uses.
The artist is making observational drawings of these
objects to really see and understand something much
deeper than what they are on the surface. The resulting
drawings are outcomes of this mindful process, not an
end in themselves.
The gallery space is also a place that the viewer can
experience as it changes from one state to another. It
is a space in transition from studio/production space to
presentation space, where we see drawings in production
and objects being observed.
Aůdan said: ĒFor ten years my work has involved drawing
and writing in a live setting often during improvised
performance. The exhibition at Artlink has afforded my
the freedom and time and space to work. Over the past
few years Iíve worked out of my domestic space,
snatching small portions of time, working on a small
scale, dictated by financial constraints and family
life. So Iíve been working on small, quickly rendered
sketches. Over the past few years I write that way too.
I put a line down and itís done, I donít re-write it. I
make a sketch and itís done. So this experience of
working in the Saldanha Gallery, and having the time to
work and resources to buy large sheets of paper and
other materials has been very rewarding and has led me
in new directions.Ē
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or telephone 0838696513 / 0864532428.