Golden Bough

The Golden Bough.

An exhibition of contemporary paintings executed in Ireland celebrating freedom of the spirit and the interplay of nature and imagination.

The title of the exhibition, The Golden Bough, pays tribute to the early anthropological and literary masterpiece of J. G. Frazer published in 1922 and draws inspiration from this extraordinary anthology of magic, mythology and ritual. The imagery dematerializes classical antique retrospection, rematerializing into the modernist constructs of shape and line, intense flat colour and the dynamic interplay between negative and positive space. Back lit, gilded silhouettes become allegories of duality and separation; their gestures deliberate in every way, profoundly rooted in nature, transformational, sacred.

Most images are available as note cards on this site.