Mara Sola - Artspace Artist
06 – 28 July 2012 – Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar
Borderline is the title of an exhibition of recent paintings by Galway-based artist Mara Sola Lopéz opening at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar next Friday, July 6 at 7.30pm. Borderline is an exhibition that explores the perceptions and emotions connected to experiences of alienation and displacement. Geocultural border-crossings, memories and influences from the tradition of magical realism have inspired the scenarios in Mara’s recent works, in which creatures are relocated into dreamscapes imbued with a sense of loss and an awareness of new unexpected frontiers and pastures. Mara has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Ireland and UK and is represented by KT Contemporary Gallery in Dublin and Mermaid and Monster Gallery in Cardiff, Wales. Her work is in the collections of the VAI and the OPW along with a number of selected private collections. This is Mara’s first major solo show.
Borderline will be officially opened by Noel Kelly, director of Visual Artists Ireland. The exhibition runs until Saturday, July 28.