This exhibition of ten new paintings by Carol Hodder is being shown in the back gallery until July 13. The work is featured on the program of the West Cork Literary Festival, which runs concurrently.
Says the artist, “the box paintings have evolved from re-examining marks which appear in sketch books and diaries showing a repeated leaning towards certain types of form. These 'doodles', which represent ladders and boxes, are the drawings that surface when the mind is in a state of abstraction. The box structure is universal in that it defines an architectural response to space and form. It also suggests through its dictionary description that it is a container or receptacle for holding something. The imagery in these paintings contains metaphorical ideas of the box in a different context, being allegorical rather than literal, and is a personal response to the concepts of fragility, containment and our human need for structure and place.
Carol Hodders abstract works explore memory of internal and external landscapes. She has shown in many important national exhibitions, including Eigse and the RHA annual shows. She lives in Crosshaven, Co. Cork.
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