Elizabeth Archbold: Peripheral Aspect
An exhibition of paintings from train journeys through distant landscapes viewed in passing as remote and romantic.
The places that were the starting point for this exhibition were seen on train journeys between cities. Window reflections were part of these views and their visible presence in the work indicates the separateness of places not experienced directly, but seen in passing as beautiful and evocative, mysterious and fragmented.
Elizabeth’s practice is concerned with what informs our perceptions of real and virtual by exploring and questioning the gaps between depth and surface, flatness and layers. The paintings leave room for invention and insight, allowing the viewer to create their own narrative.
The artist states, “Rushing through these winter landscapes on trains has left fairytale-like afterimages. For me, painting is a process that is open to exploring such romanticised perceptions that we can have towards the unfamiliar. Questions of remoteness also arise, such as how much has it to do with a location and how much with the view from outside?“
Elizabeth Archbold graduated with a B.A. Honours in Painting from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2002. She has exhibited widely in many group exhibitions including: Éigse Carlow Arts Festival, 179th Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition and the RUA RED Summer Open 2009.
Elizabeth is based in Studio 4 at RUA RED. Carolyn Jones, Development Officer says
“We’re delighted and privileged that Elizabeth’s first solo exhibition as an emerging artist is taking place in RUA RED. This is also the first time we’ve hosted an exhibition by an artist working in the building. It’s been informative and rewarding seeing the thought process unfolding in the studio from idea all the way through to exhibition.”
Tallaght, Dublin 24
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00