The Luan Gallery in Athlone presents the work of renowned artist Eoin Francis McCormack and Susanne Wawra as part of their new autumn exhibitions.
'If Not For You' by Athlone's Eoin Francis McCormack and 'Living in a Bubble' by Susanne Wawra runs until September 29.
Athlone-based Eoin Francis McCormack uses the idea of ‘artist as maker’ as a catalyst for his work. Utilising fabricated tools and self mixed paint, he translates this idea into form. His work also explores the particular challenges posed by the process of interpretation in contemporary visual art.
The artist wonders if work produced in the quiet of the studio has the potential to make an impact on an audience once presented to the public. McCormack holds a BA in painting from Limerick School of Art in 2010 and an MFA in Contemporary Art Practice from Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland in 2014.
Susanne Wawra is a German artist based in Dublin. Working across different media, Susanne explores the intersection between personal autobiography and historical events. Using photographs from her own family albums, Wawra draws on printed matter to interrogate her experience of growing up in East Germany before the fall of the Wall.
Her use of mundane source material combined with the layered process of collage enables a material reimagining of the tension between fiction and reality, past and present. Wawra is a painting graduate of NCAD. Susanne has been named as one of the four artists of '50 People to Watch in 2017' in The Irish Times.
Independent curator Linda Shevlin says: “I’m really excited to launch this exhibition of work by two extremely talented painters. While Susanne’s work draws on her own personal experiences of growing up in East Germany, Eoin takes the juxtaposition of painter/worker as a concern. It’s this variation of themes and source materials that will make this a very dynamic exhibition”.
The exhibition will be officially launched by Linda Shevlin this Friday at 6pm with a wine reception. Linda is an independent curator and Curator in Residence with Roscommon County Council.
The exhibition will continue until Septembe 29th. Luan Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday 11.00 – 17.00 and Sundays 12.00 – 17.00. Admittance to Luan Gallery is free and guided tours are available to all at no cost.