‘The blue of distance and desire….…distorts the clarity of vision…..what we are looking at…..the colour of where you are not…” (Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, 2005).
Claremorris Gallery is pleased to present …the colour of distance.., an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Bernadette Kiely. The exhibition will open with a reception on Saturday June, 10th, 2017.
In this exhibition Kiely presents various strands of her practice.
The essay ‘The Blue of Distance by Rebecca Solnit (A Field Guide to Getting Lost, 2005) inspired a series of small paintings based on sea and mountain areas of Mayo and Donegal, where she spends periods of time on an annual basis. These are places and spaces where distance is often the only thing visible.
The Colour of Distance