WHITEOUT occurs when human perception is confounded during a blizzard, the horizon line disappearing as surrounding landscape transforms under a blanket of white. In a similarly disorientating way, an ECHO fails to provide cues as to the source of a sound.
Through the medium of expanded drawing, Laura Kelly's temporary occupation of the gallery space will allude to the transient nature of snowcover and it's capacity to dramatically camouflage and alter perception of a landscape. It results from a period of research referencing expansive, sublime landscapes following Winter Residency Awards at the Banff Centre, Canada (2016) and Vermont Studio Center, USA (2018).
This is her fifth solo exhibition and she has exhibited extensively in group shows including RA, London; RHA Dublin and RUA Belfast. She holds a BA Fine Art NCAD & MA in Visual Arts Practice, IADT.