A moment between the bones and the floorboards, 2019
by Susan Montgomery
Materials: Oil on linen mounted on board
Dimensions: 24 x 31cm
Susan Montgomery is a visual artist from Wicklow living in West Cork. She graduated from DLIATD in 1997. She is a member of the Tellurometer Project collective since 2012 and has exhibited widely throughout Ireland in both group and solo exhibitions. For Montgomery, the use of paint as material endeavours to articulate the existence of fragility and temporality in the context of her personal experience of the everyday. Findings, arrangements and observances from domestic and rural landscapes develop into abstractions that take the form of paintings. There is an attempt to decipher the delicate and often encumbering tension between large and small, rhythm and interruption, interior and exterior, self and other, night and day, stillness and movement and what happens within the slipping between the boundaries of these.
Most recent exhibitions include Solo exhibition at Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre, February-August 2020 Solo exhibition at Skibbereen Arts Festival, curated by Róisin Foley. BEEP Painting Prize and Biennale, Swansea, Wales October 2020
‘Everything is in everything’, curated by Claire Ryan at Sirius Art Centre November 2019 Selected artist for RUA RED Winter Open, Dublin 2019
Further Solo exhibitions include Signal Arts Centre, Bray 2008, Talbot Gallery Dublin 2009, Greyfriars Municipal Gallery, Waterford 2010. Recent residencies includes The Mothership Project Satellite Residency at Cow House Studios 2018.
Other and selected group include 'Time and the Other' 2019 with Debbie Godsell, 'Site' 2018, and other selected group exhibitions at Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery, Skibbereen Arts Festival 2018, Engage Arts Festival, Bandon (2011, 2013), Octagon, Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre 2013, Eigse Carlow (2008, 2009), The Joinery, Dublin with Yvonne Woods 2012. Solo exhibitions include Signal Arts Centre 2008, Talbot Gallery 2009, Greyfriars Municipal Gallery, Waterford 2010. Recent residencies includes The Mothership Project Satellite Residency at Cow House Studios 2018.
Collections include Waterford City Council, Cork County Council, OPW, Trinity College Dublin, First National Bank, Ice Hotel Ballina, and many other private collections.
This piece titled ‘a moment between the bones and the floorboards' attempts to speak about the parallels between domestic architecture and the body and what occupies the soft, inexplicable gap between...