‘Found’ exhibition for Presentation Centre
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.