Gallery 2 - The work of Ian Charlesworth can best be introduced through its two distinct strands. The first is work consisting of pictorial surfaces marked by a continuous series of black horizontal lines. These lines are made from drawing a candle or burning match across the surface. The second is work developing this mark making in relation to graffiti found in charged urban spaces around Northern Ireland. The works have beautiful, seductive surfaces. The weight and thickness of the wooden blocks also help to convince the viewer that they are dealing with something of significance. - Gavin Murphy from the publication ' from dark passages '. Katharine West is an artist who works primarily in clay. Central to her work are phenomena associated with nature: landscape, seascape and the human body. The objects play with space, light, form and illusion. The notion of the ‘Lacuna’ as an internal space, or suspended void is played with through a series of pieces called ‘Earthed Matter’ and ‘Suspended Matter’.

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