About Fathomless Arms
Sorcha works as a painter; or more accurately a maker of things. But even ‘maker’ isn’t really the right word. It’s too organic, too suggestive of the handmade, or the nobility of a craft. Instead she is more of a composer, a conductor – the person in front of the orchestra waving their arms about, whose function and purpose you’re unsure of, but you know they are important for the stability of the whole piece.
Fathomless Arms is an exhibition of work that follows this thread of thought. It contains a gathering of fragments; found, reclaimed, and repurposed material assembled in such a way to construct whole painterly objects, taking shape overall as a site-responsive, site-sensitive installation within the gallery’s concourse space.
Sorcha McNamara is a visual artist living and working in Mayo, Ireland. She holds a BA in Fine Art – Painting from Limerick School of Art and Design (2019) and is currently completing her MA in Art + Research Collaboration at The Lab/IADT Dun Laoghaire (2022-2024). As an artist, her interest lies in acts of resourcefulness and improvisation, making paintings out of found materials, and focusing her attention on the discarded detritus of the everyday.
Sorcha’s work has been exhibited both in Ireland and internationally, in London, Lisbon and Tokyo. Recent solo exhibitions include (dis)attachments at The Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo and Readymade #2 at Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin. She is the recipient of a Mayo Artist Bursary Award (2022) and an Arts Council of Ireland Agility Award (2021, 2022) and has previously been selected for residencies at Joya AiR, Almeria (2022), Tangent Projects, Barcelona (2021) and PADA Studios, Lisbon (2020). Collections include The Office of Public Works (OPW) and The Hunt Museum, Limerick.
Exhibition will run until Saturday 29th April @6pm