Niamh's art exhibition carries a lot of weight
THERE was a great turnout in Tinahely last weekend for an exhibition by Arklow based artist Niamh Jackson.
The exhibition which is running at the Courthouse Arts Centre until March 15 is 'entitled everything weighs something, only nothing weights nothing' and has two distinct strands.
The first is a series of tree portraits; each subject has a detailed study and an accompanying sketch, but the usual sequence of drawing is reversed. Here the study is completed first, then followed by the sketch, revealing an exploration of studied spontaneity and the fore-thought that goes into making something which appears unprepared.
The second strand is a series of sculptures made using a mix of found and sourced materials. These objects can be viewed as the uncovering of an idea. Each sculpture is a visual answer to a question, in some pieces the question is in the title, in others it is a little more oblique.
Niamh Jackman is a visual artist based in Arklow and Dublin and a graduate of the National college of Art and Design in Dublin.