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Friday 19 April 2019

Derval goes solo!

Derval Symes will have her first solo exhibition at the Appleloft Gallery, Easkey, later this month.

Derval’s paintings are sometimes referred to as landscapes, but they are more concerned with a sense of place rather than an actual location.

The elements of earth, air, fire and water have always been central to the work along with themes of excavation, decay and regeneration.

For Derval, the physical effort of making a painting is as important as the end result. Change, discovery, accident and chance are as much part of the equation as is paint and canvas.

The exhibition opens on August 17th and runs until mid September.

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