Eoin Mc Hugh: Loje, jelo, laso
Eoin Mc Hugh’s third solo exhibition with Kerlin Galleryis is titled, Loje, jelo, laso, which means red, yellow, blue in Toki Pona, an invented, philosophical language first published in 2001. Toki Pona attempts to communicate with the simplest means possible and contains only 125 root words and 14 phonemes. Loje, jelo, laso are the only words for colour in the language. The show is based around mixed-media drawings, made with a variety of techniques, from technical and quill pens to brush-and-ink and airbrush. The exhibition is an exploration of the possibility of the creation of a new visual language.
Mc Hugh’s recent solo shows include Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2016, 2013); TR1 Kunsthalle, Tampere, Finland (2012); Centre d’art Contemporain, Chateau des Adhemar, Montelimar (2008); Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (2006). Group exhibitions include Elevate, Luan Gallery, Athlone; Industry, Solstice Arts Centre; Turbulence, The Model, Sligo (all 2018); Eli & Edythe Broad Museum, Michigan (2017); Kunsthalle Darmstadt (2016); GLUCKSMAN, Cork (2016, 2010); Crawford Art Gallery, Cork (2014, 2010); The Model, Sligo (2014); Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2011); Project Arts Centre, Dublin; FRAC LanguedocRousillon, Abbaye de Lagrasse, Lagrasse (both 2008); Rendez-Vous, in conjunction with the Lyon Biennale (2007), travelling to Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (2008); Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin; EV+A, Limerick (both 2006) and the Irish Museum of Modern Art (2005).