Lines Tell Lies
Exhibition at The Source Gallery, Thurles, 2017
Lines deceive the eye and all is not what it seems. The exhibition Lines tell Lies presented works in which line was employed as a transforming and provocative element concerned with ideas of perception and the act of seeing. It was an attempt to persuade the viewer to accept realities which did not exist. Reality blurs into fiction through means which are playful and intriguing. The viewer is asked to believe that air has solid form and that illusion has real substance. An interval of time exists between the first moment of looking and the true realization of what one actually sees. This short span allows a shift from looking to seeing and from seeing to perceiving.
Wall-drawings, plinth display and wall mounted works, 2017