On Friday, April 8 two interestingly contrasting exhibitions open at the Solas gallery in Ballinamore.
"Exteriors" from Cathy Reynolds and "Self Reflections,” by Amna Kiran. Coming from different countries and cultures the works by these two artists contrast in style and content but show together very well.
Cathy Reynolds, based in Leitrim is showing a selection of her latest work with the natural environment. Recently she has been combining collage within her paintings, mainly utilising fragments of found wallpaper. Cathy’s work, mainly landscape and trees, have a magical, even a mystical quality to them.
Amna Kiran is originally from Lahore, Pakistan and now based in Cavan. Her exhibition is the artist’s story of personal growth in transition; culture; places and faces representing the eye opening experience of getting to know this world better. Amna works in oil and watercolour, her work mainly figurative and architectural in nature. Her delicate watercolours contrast favourably with her oils, many echoing her cultural heritage with a western style but maintaining her individual style of expression.
The exhibitions will be launched on Friday at 7.30pm, by Andrea Connolly artist of the Drumglen Studios and Write Space in Cavan. The exhibitions will continue until April 30.