I Never Think of the Future, it Comes Soon Enough
- in Essays
- posted March 6, 2020
Best known for her paintings of river and flooded landscapes based on the themes of the passage of time and the transient, fragile nature of the physical world, Bernadette Kiely’s references include landscape and environmental photography, contemporary and historical painting, geographical and historical landscape drawings, maps, weather imagery and topographical and archaelogical drawing.
‘I never think of the future, it comes soon enough’ is a known quote from Albert Einstein. Kiely uses it metaphorically. She poses the quote as a question and invites us, through her artwork, to contemplate the value, or not, of thinking about the future in relation to the changing climate and its effects on landscape in the contemporary world.
– Greysfriars Gallery, Waterford. October 19 – 29, 2017.