Life is Supported in Mysterious Ways is Jane O’Sullivan’s upcoming solo show of new work at Talbot Gallery and Studios.
The exhibition is an attempt to reveal a space of “passionate silence” (a term coined by Symbolist artist Gustave Moreau), which comes from Jane’s extensive research into notions of poetic space. Being whimsical (but still careful) is a valuable subjective and personal theme that runs through her work.
Talbot Gallery & Studios are delighted to present Jane O’Sullivan as part of our Artist’s Initiative, which facilitates artists who we support, but whose current project falls outside of the theme or scope of our exhibition schedule for the year.
Life is Supported in Mysterious Ways is an installation based show, using film, glass negatives (taken from an artist book), drawings on antique found fabric and clay pieces incorporating altered found objects.
Jane O’Sullivan’s work is concerned with locating a considered and careful space, a place of contemplation where she creates contexts for poignant reflection. In search of meaning, she wishes to express a fragility within this space, which often bears much melancholy, loss and darkness.
O'Sullivan works mainly in the medium of drawing, which is sometimes shown in installation alongside experimental filmed elements, re-appropriated found objects and handmade artists books and zines. Through these mediums she has formulated a meta /alter reality and language.
O’Sullivan graduated from a degree in Fine Art in 2009 from GMIT. She had been working and studying as an artist /maker for many years in Theatre and Fashion.