Wednesday 27 September, 6.15pm to 7pm
Artist Susan Montgomery in conversation with Gerald Butler ( Third generation lighthouse keeper, former lighthouse keeper Galley Head and author of The Lightkeeper ).
Susan Montgomery is a visual artist from Wicklow. She has lived in West Cork since 2007 and in Castlefreke since 2009. Susan’s work is influenced by landscape. Her practice is process based, encompassing the mediums of painting, drawing, installation and assemblage. It often involves the manipulation of found surfaces and objects, centered on the behaviour of chance marks, stains and arrangements. The results are works that describe a dialogue between the carefully chosen elements she uses to explore these processes, which in turn express her concerns with the human experience, time and their relationship with the landscape.
Susan’s work for this current exhibition (Siar/West) is an observation. An observation of the everyday occurrence of certain light that is unique to this locality she inhabits and how this subliminally influences her work.
Susan Montgomery in conversation with Gerald Butler at Doswell Gallery, Co. Cork