Farmleigh Gallery presents Structures and Forms. Chaos and the Void. The Empty Vessel.

20 June 19

An exhibition of works by Gareth Jenkins, Kohei Nakata and Masashi Suzuki.

The Weaving Paintings by Kohei Nakata physically describe the action of painting lines in pearl acrylic that appear to weave between each other. His Layered and Line Paintings suggest a ritualistic repetitive process. The choice of gesture is in contrast to the hard edged lines and colour in the paintings of Gareth Jenkins. Both process driven surfaces reference structure and form.

These wall based abstract paintings work in a complimentary dialogue with the State collection of donated ceramics, selected by the curator of this exhibition, from the International Academy of Ceramics 2014 event in Dublin Castle. The pieces have been chosen to exhibit the structures and forms that fell into the categories of organic, chaotic and vessels.

The thought process from these paintings and ceramics led onto the Void as a natural journey from structure and chaos which led to the title of the exhibition. Inspiration is also from the Japanese concept of Shibui which demonstrates reduction, quietness and humility. These typical attributes from the philosophy of Japanese aesthetic are exemplified in the cha wan (tea bowls) of Masashi Suzuki.


Dates:                        21st June until 8th September 2019

Location:                    Farmleigh Gallery, Farmleigh Estate, Dublin 8

Opening Hours            Tuesday to Sunday – 10.00 to 17.00 (Closed 13.00 – 14.00)

Admission:                 Free


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