Liliane Tomasko S P E L L O F T H E W O O D 2 July - 20 August
For this solo exhibition, Liliane Tomasko presents two new large, frieze-like wall paintings, S P E L L and W O O D, made specifically for the unique space of Highlanes, together with a series of new smaller oil-based works on paper, a floor work entitled Magic Carpet, made of wool and fabric, from 2016, and two large works on linen from 2016 and 2018.
The title of the exhibition is borrowed from the painting Spell of the Wood by 20th century Irish artist Nano Reid (1900 – 1981), who was born in Drogheda, and had a deep connection to the magic and mystery of the ancient Boyne Valley, where the megalithic passage tombs of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth are located. Reid’s painting, which will be included in the exhibition, depicts a sleeping figure in the landscape, and is the heartbeat which weaves together Tomasko’s own ideas regarding the subconscious and dreams with the mystery of the surrounding prehistoric landscapes and its megalithic structures. S P E L L O F T H E W O O D opens to the public on Saturday 2nd July, from 3-5pm, and she will discuss her practice and the exhibition in an informal opening gallery talk.
Booking is free but essential as places are limited.
Liliane Tomasko was born in Zurich, Switzerland, and lives and works in New York and Mooseurach, Germany.
She is represented in Ireland by Kerlin Gallery, Dublin.
Liliane Tomasko S P E L L, 2022 (detail)
Acrylic and acrylic spray on unstretched linen, 217.8 x 732.2cm
© Liliane Tomasko. Photo, courtesy of the artist.
36 St Laurence St, Lagavooren, Drogheda, Co. Louth, A92 F7PH