4th - 25th January 2022
3 Works for 3 Weeks Series
Liminal Gallery is delighted to present ‘Flower Paintings’ an online solo exhibition by Damien Flood. As the title aptly suggests, the exhibition will feature a series of three flower paintings, however Flood’s paintings are never quite so simple. Flitting between figuration and abstraction, done and undone, the comprehensible and the unreadable, the painterly mark-making dances across the canvas’ leading the viewer onto a contemporary reinterpretation of a traditional subject.
Flowers inevitably relate to life and death, the delicate plumage only serves to remind us of it’s demise. Deliciously thick globules of oil paint are tentively plied to the canvas to create luscious landscapes. The pots which house the plant life ground the viewer, giving us a sense of gravity and space amongst the chaos or tranquillity. Colours are soft, pastels sit alongside each other in a pleasing combination, white other moments jar against each other, the disharmonious creating a subtle atmosphere.
‘Flower Paintings’ forms part of an ongoing series entitled 3 Works For 3 Weeks, an innovative take on the traditional solo exhibition promoting slow looking and true engagement with the artist, the artworks and the concepts behind them. Each exhibition in the series features 3 artworks alongside text, detail images and source material to give an intimate insight. The exhibitions run for just 3 weeks and all invited artists are either national or international, but all are currently working within the UK and Republic of Ireland, to show the breadth and diversity of art available across the countries.
Each Tuesday at 10am throughout the duration of the exhibition, Liminal Gallery will release a new artwork accompanied by text and detail images onto the dedicated Viewing Room found on www.liminal-gallery.com.