May 31 - July 17, 2012
Aleana Egan's art is predominantly intuitive and subjective; she uses simple materials, assembled or barely transformed, to create enigmatic works that have a restrained tone and structure. She groups these pieces into installations that are oddly ambivalent; on the one hand she draws our attention to the way things look, how they settle, sag, curve, or hang; on the other, her forms and shapes act as traces or memories, and as a tentative articulation of shifting responses to remembered places or everyday moments. Gaps and absences are at the heart of what Egan does, and this is what makes her work a little puzzling. Similarly, her frequent literary and historical allusions, which are never explained, are reticent and elliptic.
This exhibition of new work comprises sculpture and found objects; it is accompanied by a new publication in our 'Leaves & Papers' series.
Aleana Egan has held recent solo exhibitions at Drawing Room, London; TBG+S, Dublin; and Kunsthalle Basel. She is represented by Mary Mary, Glasgow. The artist would like to acknowledge the Arts Council's support of this exhibition.
Click here to view the publication relating to this exhibition.