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Desire Lines: an exhibition by Debbie Dawson and Helle Helsner, opens at the Lavit Gallery.

23 September 2022

Desire Lines: an exhibition by Debbie Dawson and Helle Helsner.

Desire Lines is now OPEN 

by Artists & MTU-Crawford College of Art & Design Lecturers: Debbie Dawson and Helle Helsner 
Curated by Róísín Foley


Desire Lines is an exhibition of artwork by Debbie Dawson and Helle Helnser, curated by Róisin Foley

An artist led endeavour, it is the sum of many years' collaboration and preparation whilst also marking a pivotal point of creative departure for both artists.

The exhibition deals with themes derived from the artists' engagement with particular landscapes and the many layers that make such landscapes.  Memory, time and identity are woven into the subject of place.  The artworks featured in the exhibition present the artists' respective visual languages, each developed through a conceptual and material investigation of their subject matter.

Paintings in a variety of scales, in oil on board, in hazy pinks and greens, and sketches on kiln fired glass are presented by Dawson, whilst Helnser displays bronze and other precious metals in a number of finishes and materials cast using traditional and ancient methods, along with charcoal drawings.

A publication accompanies the exhibtion with texts by Sarah Kelleher and Pádraig Spillane and an introuction by curator Róisin Foley.

"The profoundly tactile and sensuous materiality of each artists' work mirrors the complexity of the stories held in the lived spaces they investigate." Sarah Kelleher.

Event:  Curator Róisin Foley in conversation with the artists on Saturday 1 October at 12noon.

The exhibition is kindly supported by Cork City Council, Cork County Council and the Arts Council.