Pictures in "Josephine Kelly :Travelling in Small Spaces"
19 Aug 2006 - 14 Sep 2006
Josephine Kelly is a landscape-inspired artist and the landscape of her native Donegal is the subject of her first Wexford exhibition, 'Travelling in Small Spaces'.
Intimate paintings, gentle and balanced in composition, rich and imaginative in colour, they convey a sense of harmony inspired by the countryside around Buncrana and Inishowen. These paintings are not prompted by spectacular, sweeping landscape vistas of Failte Ireland brochures but by less familiar sites; a knoll, the corner of a meadow, an edge of wetland.
While essentially abstract works; essays in colour and surface mark-making, often Kelly's paintings draw inspiration from particular characters or specific local events. Yet her leaden skies or the suggestion of a sunburst over a patch of hillside are instantly recognisable and the authentic flavour of north-west Ireland infuses her work as much as a landscape by Yeats or Henry.
'Travelling in Small Spaces' is Josephine Kelly's first exhibition in the south-east and we hope it will be the first of many.
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