‘Found’ ex­hi­bi­tion for Pre­sen­ta­tion Cen­tre

Wexford People - - NEWS -

FOL­LOW­ING a won­der­ful ex­hi­bi­tion from He­len McClean which fin­ished up last week, a new ex­hi­bi­tion is to take over the space at En­nis­cor­thy’s Pre­sen­ta­tion Cen­tre as the cen­tre hosts a first solo show by Wex­ford born artist Kate Tyrrell.

A prac­tis­ing craftswoman for over a decade, Kate has been cre­at­ing work in her sea­side stu­dio on the Wex­ford coast through­out that time. Her work with found ob­jects, in par­tic­u­lar or­ganic ma­te­ri­als, has blurred the line be­tween craft and vis­ual art many times over and has really come to fruition in this new ex­hi­bi­tion ‘Found’.

‘Kate spends her time col­lect­ing, or­gan­is­ing and pro­cess­ing ma­te­ri­als much like a com­pul­sion, in or­der to cre­ate her work,’ ex­plained Vis­ual Arts Man­ager at the Pre­sen­ta­tion Cen­tre Lisa Byrne.

‘Her process is guided and has roots in her home by the sea, to which she re­mains con­nected. Her col­lec­tion of work takes on a ther­a­peu­tic na­ture and is noted in the form of her pieces that each item is han­dled with care and cho­sen with a care­ful con­sid­er­a­tion.

‘This process of col­lect­ing, tak­ing home, be­ing with th­ese items, gives her work an un­usual fa­mil­iar, al­most his­toric qual­ity. The way in which each item is brought into her home and en­tered into a some­what in­dus­trial cur­ing process be­fore use, is shown in the or­ganic na­ture of her work.’

The ex­hi­bi­tion will of­fi­cially be launched on Fri­day at 6.30 p.m. and will run un­til Oc­to­ber 26.

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