Conversations | Katherine Boucher Beug & Susanne Leutenegger

Studio 12, First Floor Backwater Artists Group, Wandesford Quay, Cork

(Closed for project use 17th – 30th Jan 2019)

Opening reception Thursday 31st Jan 6pm

Exhibition open to the public 1st – 15th Feb (Tue-Fri 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm)

A collaborative exhibition featuring 3D ‘assemblages’ by Katherine Boucher Beug and paintings by Susanne Leutenegger.  For two weeks prior to the public component of their project the artists have been engaged in a ‘visual conversation’ with each other’s work and the space.

For this project Katherine is focusing on 3-D work, which she began in the mid 2000s: “In a show curated by Gemma Tipton, in 2014, I finally ‘came out’ with the first fully independent series of ‘Assemblages.’ Though painting continues to occupy center-stage of my work, it becomes ever more clear that the Assemblages are a strong, necessary and quirky aspect of my language. Essentially 3-D collages, often incorporating found elements, I call them, “my poems” as their often instantaneous appearance, or ‘falling into place’ or reluctance to appear at all is more akin to my writing practice.”

For Susanne painting is a process of making: “There is a variety of materials and experimenting with different approaches; mixing pigments with earth, plaster or marble dust, rolling and embossing clay, carving, cutting and reassembling pieces of paintings on paper, squeezing and trailing paint. There is a physicality and a playfulness to this making through which I aim to express inner states of being. A painting can be a glimpse of life in movement, like the moment when a plant that has turned inwards is ready to unfurl outwards. I wonder how a state of balance can be achieved when I try to capture and keep fluidity of movement so that it may hold the shape and bravely face into the wind. I let colours intuitively spread their wings and sing a song which is energetic and patient, lucid and brave, dreamy and opaque. My art is about moments of life in motion.”

Studio 12, First Floor Backwater Artists Group, Wandesford Quay, Cork
T: (021) 4961002. E: projects@backwaterartists.ie

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