13 April – 20 May 2023
A solo exhibition of paintings by Dublin artist, Louise West, titled ‘Aevum’ presents a significant body of work in which West combines a contemporary perspective on the still life tradition, with her sublime use of paint to imbue forlorn and forgotten objects with a force of love, humour and hope.
West reaches to the familiar objects that have been handed down through generations to gather and reimagine as domestic assemblages. West acts as a custodian to the simple household objects that have journeyed as mascots with the women who treasured them before her, simple objects that she repurposed in the present to emulate the events they witnessed in the past.
Her work depicts simple, often broken, worthless souvenirs that connect the artist to their aura of hope, aspiration and pride that they held in the feminine dwellings that they called home.