Judy O’Sullivan
Exhibition At The Upstairs Gallery

AN exhibition of Judy O’Sullivan’s work will take place at The Upstairs Gallery, in the Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny from September 14th to October 26th.

AN exhibition of Judy O’Sullivan’s work will take place at The Upstairs Gallery, in the Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny from September 14th to October 26th.

To arrive where we started is an exhibition of drawings, prints and mixed media work by Clare-based artist Judy O’Sullivan.

Focusing on what used to be her family home Judy O’Sullivan explores the Japanese idea, ‘mono no aware’, literally ‘the pathos of things’, the awareness of their impermanence and transience and the wistfulness of their passing.

Through a process of photographic documentation followed by a combination of drawing, print and collage she explores familiar yet often overlooked spaces of everyday life. The fabric of a room holds an imprint of lives lived, the layered imprint of the years. The vehicle for discovery is the work she is trying to create. The works are layered in their making and discoveries come out of the process, aspects of memory held in objects and places. Emptied of everyday life they acquire a different character. What is left? The unseen imprint of lives lived.

The opening hours for the exhibition are: Monday to Friday 10am–6pm, Saturday 2pm–6pm and Sunday one hour prior to show. This exhibition is supported by Kilkenny County Council.

For sales or further information on this or subsequent shows please contact the Arts Office on 056 779 4138 or niamh.finn@kilkennycoco.ie.