AMMO VEIL BY lEAH HEWSON
AMMO VEIL by Leah Hewson
Opening 12th July 6pm - 8pm
continuing until 11th August at
Hillsboro Fine Art Gallery,
49 Parnell Square West,
Ammo Veil will be the fourth solo exhibition by upcoming Irish Artist Leah Hewson.
Hewson’s work always sees an evolving interest in human behaviour. She explores the unconscious mind and adapts psychological theories to perform in a visual art context, often taking herself as a direct case study.
In the middle of 2017 Hewson was thrust into a state of trauma and grief after the sudden death of a close loved one. AMMO VEIL refers to the combined presence of protection and vulnerability she had to acquire in the process of dealing with this grief. Seeking refuge in her work after some time, it was clear to Hewson that she had to abandon her signature bright colours, optimism and layers as a coping method. The structure and control of embossing plain white paper allowed her to start again where there was nothing to hide behind. The purpose and repetition of this action became a type of therapy in this counter trajectory. Guilt eventually diminished to a manageable level and she was able to concede to colour again. AMMO VEIL is Hewson’s journey of grief and rediscovering colour.
Im delighted to be shortlisted as one of 10 artists for the RHA Hennessy Craig Bienniel Award 2019.
Five artists were chosen at this years Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition and five will be chosen next year. The 10 artists will then have a group exhibition in The Dr. Tony Ryan gallery of The Royal Hibernian Academy in September 2019 where the winner of the €20,000 bursary will awarded to the winner.
ART REVEAL MAGAZINE
'Magnetic', a piece from my show Scintilla was recently on the cover of ARM magazine. There is also a feature on me and my work inside if you would like to take a look, just click on the link...
ARM: Featuring Leah Hewson