Gimbal; A solo exhibition by Orla Callaghan

This exhibition brings together two series of work by Wicklow artist Orla Callaghan.

‘Post Horizon Gardens’ comprises of collage – photographs, found objects, felt, wax and printed paper presented as an installation that represents the search for toe holds in unknown territory. The thread of this work began with an interest in the funerary gardens of Egypt and a fascination with the line of the horizon and what it may be held to represent.

‘Orbit’, first exhibited in Brisbane in 2018, is a collection of close up black and white photographs of eyes, printed in the darkroom then hand coloured and mounted on watercolour paper.

The links between eye and camera are many fold, they share parts and functions and operate because of light. The reflections on the glassy surface of the eye evoke water, and diving in, the unique structures beneath are a mysterious interior landscape to explore. While each remains a signature portrait it also a universal portal.

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