The art of the coast

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BE­TWEEN TIDES/UN­SEEN Tay­lor Gal­leries, 16 Kil­dare St, Dublin Mon-Fri 10.30am5.30pm, Sat 11am-3pm Un­til Dec 8 tay­lor­gal­ 01-6766055 Linda Rut­te­lynck and Pat Har­ris are part­ners and their two shows, each oc­cu­py­ing a floor of the Tay­lor Gallery, are dif­fer­ent but com­ple­men­tary. Both share a fas­ci­na­tion with the sea and with slow pro­cesses of ero­sion and de­cay. And they both find much of their sub­ject mat­ter on the north Mayo coast­line.

Har­ris is well known for his still lifes of blooms, in which in­tense bursts of colour on the can­vas linger like mem­o­ries of some­thing long since faded. Sim­i­larly his land­scapes, of sea stacks and shore­lines, cap­ture the ul­ti­mate fragility of what is ap­par­ently hard and durable in beau­ti­fully sen­si­tive paint­ings (above).

In her pho­to­graphic works (be­low), Rut­te­lynck is drawn to flot­sam and waste ma­te­ri­als that are washed ashore or spo­rad­i­cally ap­pear and dis­ap­pear with the tides. Th­ese tran­sient, fad­ing ob­jects have a sym­bolic pres­ence that re­flect the vast cur­rents of time and space with which they in­ter­act. Flora Lu­cida Li­nen­hall Arts Cen­tre,Castle­bar, Co Mayo

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