A solo exhibition of drawings by Nick Jarman
Saturday 6th October – Saturday 12th November 2016
at D’lush Cafe, Wexford Arts Centre
Nick Jarman’s work is nature based with an interest in how the natural world adapts to distortions created by man. This body of work takes a look at local animals and birds, domesticated, imported and native. Photographed in Irelands’ South east and drawn with a dip or nib pen and ink on Fabriano paper.
The idea for this body of work stems from the connections we share and the way we take away, change, adjust or re-arrange the environment to suit our needs somehow providing accommodation and sustenance for many adaptable species; they find nest holes in walls, feed from our discarded excess and survive our steel concrete and tarmac dominance. Most of these works are based on photographs taken in and around Wexford, several from the Irish wildlife sanctuary. The actual drawings are observational studies of animals with whom we share this planet, this country, this county, … The human connection in these drawings is expressed by subtle suggestions of humanity and human/machine made objects. The Nubian goat rescued from slaughter as a billy goat that was of little use to the cheese producer; the chicken rescued from a battery farm, passed its sell by date and in need of a hand knitted jumper while the feathers are growing back.
Formerly Wildlife will run in D’Lush Cafe, Wexford Arts Centre from Thursday 6th October to Saturday 12th November 2016. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday, from 10am-5pm. For further information on the artist or exhibition please contact Catherine Bowe, Visual Arts Manager on +353 (0)53 9123764 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.