16 February to 9 March 2019.
Studio open to the public on Mondays 25 February and 4 March from 1.00pm to 3.00pm
Lynda Cronin's large drawings are influenced by the landscape and everything in between, found objects combine with amorphous forms to create an inner mindscape of things. The effect is vibrant, large gestural strokes where mark making and colour thrives.
For her residency at Uillinn, Lynda will continue her exploration of drawing as an expressive medium, using large sheets of paper as surface. The intent is to walk and be engaged with the landscape and surrounds and through this submersion, begin to develop works that reflect this place.
For her Pencil Prose Interventions in Cuba, selected excerpts from poetry by inspirational Cuban women poets were written on to the side of HB pencils and arbitrarily distributed throughout the city; in parks, artist studios, on buildings and on cars. Some were picked up as soon as they were placed and others may have been there for quite some time before being discovered. Lynda plans to engage in a similar undertaking while in Skibbereen using her daughter's ‘Shorts from the Fort’ a reflection on family, as part of the Pencil Prose project this time.
18 February to 8 March
An exhibition of recent drawings by Lynda Cronin.
Lynda Cronin is a Canadian artist who was born in Dublin and now lives and works in Ottawa, Canada. She creates multi-media sculptural installations and drawings referencing, landscape, geography, migration and history. Her work is held in many private and public collections including the National Library of Canada, City of Ottawa, Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Canadian Hearing Society and Children’s Hospital Foundation , Ottawa. She has exhibited widely over the last 25 years and has completed numerous public art commissions including; Tempus (2017) aluminium painted sculpture for rapid transit in Ottawa, ShapeShifter (2013) aluminium and powder coated sculpture for Ottawa Little Theatre; and Curtain Call (2011) a two part 60 metre glass mosaic tile wall for Centrepointe Theatre. Her work has been supported by the Taylor Award, Trillium Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and the Arts Council /An Chomhairle Ealaíon
Images above: Drawings by Lynda Cronin, part of the work she will exhibit at Organico.
West Cork Arts Centre is proud to be supported by the Arts Council and Cork County Council.