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Radiant Son - Clare Radigan

ART EXHIBITION – SEPT – The Act of Leaving – Clare Radigan

September 1, 2017 - September 28, 2017

The Act of Leaving
Clare Radigan
Sept 2 – Sept 28

For me, making art is about solving the problem of how to make my idea become visible, and it doesn’t matter to me whether it’s nonrepresentational or representational, because it’s always about something artists want to bring to the physical world. In painting or drawing, I visualize an image, fleeting though it may be. I am usually, through the process, making a subtle commentary about modern life. This is because we are running with the power of technology, to change our world in both wonderful and terrible ways. I want to capture what, to me, is a very significant moment in the course of human life.

The Act of Leaving
….is the theme of this exhibition.
For me, the process of leaving happens at many levels:
Retiring from a career
Children growing up and leaving to start their adult lives
Leaving colleagues
Loss of memories
Parents passing on
Driving long distances and watching the landscape slip away
Leaving home for a new country
Letting go of possessions
Leaving preconceived notions about representation in Art
Leaving a literal perception of time and space by allowing images to coexist on a canvas
Learning to embrace and let go of ideas
Like turning the leaves of a book.
Leaves: Laminae or layers
In art, as in life, I hold close something or someone, then let it become what it will, hoping I’ve done my best.

Exhibit opening Saturday, Sept 2
Mackay Gallery 4-7pm
Artist Talk – 6pm


September 1, 2017
September 28, 2017
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