Diana Copperwhite: A Million and One Things Under the Sun
Opening reception Thursday 2 April at 6pm
“Copperwhite’s paintings follow a logic of their own, they are recycled and they grow out of one another by remaining susceptible to the materiality of paint. She often interjects with obstacles that she brings to bare on the paintings in a way that encourages them to define their autonomy. This approach allows for accidents to happen yet these accidents are staged purposefully to allow the paintings to escape from her grasp. In this regard they have a character and vibrancy that evidence the pursuit of an epiphany, whereby the painting surprises the artist as often as the artist exacts change upon the painting. She is a painter who is fully taken up with the act of painting and the materiality of paint.
…the paintings express an interest in light, in colour and in the interlude between what the observer looks at and what is being observed. The speed of light as a concept suggests that by the time you see something, it’s not what you are looking at anymore. This phenomenon represents a slippage-a space in between that cant be accessed. Denial of access to such a space prompts the imagination into vistas that are exponentially larger than any possible truth and perhaps this proposed space does not exist at all. The pursuit of such a place engenders possibilities, and these possibilities diminish through discovery. This example is analogous to all human attempts in grasping at truth.”
– Ingrid Lyons is an artist/writer living and working in Dublin
Diana Copperwhite lives and works in Dublin and New York.
Recent residencies include Project Residency, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios and at Josef & Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut.
Recent exhibitions include Shadowlands, Thomas Jaeckel Gallery, New York (2014), Inside the Palace (with Danny Rolph), Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin, (2014), Into the Light, The Arts Council-60 Years of Supporting the Arts, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork (2012) and Collecting the New: Recent Acquisitions to the IMMA Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2010).
In May 2015 Copperwhite will exhibit in The Art of a Nation: Irish Works from the Allied Irish Banks and Crawford Art Gallery Collection, Mall Galleries, London.
Tuesday 10:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 10:30 - 17:30
Thursday 10:30 - 17:30
Friday 10:30 - 17:30
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00