Salad Days-Olivier Cornet Gallery
The Olivier Cornet Gallery is delighted to present ‘SALAD DAYS’, an exhibition of new works by gallery artist Kelly Ratchford and invited artist Emily Mannion.
Salad Days - an expression referring to a youthful time of carefree innocence and pleasure, accompanied by the inexperience, enthusiasm, idealism, or indiscretion of youth. This is certainly an expression that captures the work of the artists Kelly Ratchford and Emily Mannion.
Emily Mannion is an artist based in Dublin. Her practice spans painting, drawing and sculpture. Her previous and ongoing work look at the juncture of where reality and make believe coexist. She is particularly concerned with how we negotiate the fragile space between experience and memory in a manner that is filled with humour, and braced with pathos.
Using mixed media on canvas, wood, paper and ready-made boxes, Kelly Ratchford works to create ambiguous images that allude to experiences not necessarily comfortable, easy or tasteful. Her interest in these lonely and anxious states competes with an enthusiasm for colour, street art, humour and pictures drawn by young children. It is this tension and the challenge of using simple lines to create more layered images that provide the basis for her work.
The show opens on the 10th of May at 3pm,