Exhibition: Impressions By Lara Luxardi

Friday  10 May  2019  9:00 AM    Friday  10 May  2019 9:00 PM
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Galway Theatre Festival features 9 days of exciting theatre, circus, spectacle, and storytelling, showcasing the vibrant performance culture of Ireland’s festival city.
Lara designed the cover for this year's Galway Theatre Festival. Her works will be exhibited at the Mick Lally Theatre.
"I like to think of the vocabulary of the mixed techniques in my work as a metaphor for our thought process. I absolutely love the Cyanotype technique, a photosensitive iron-salt based process that allows one to create impressions of objects or negatives with a beautiful cyan-blue outcome. I find its randomness endearing, I feel that the sun, the clouds, and the time, are participants in my artwork. My cyanotypes, layered with old photographs, and mixed media illustrations, aim to depict the way our memory works, selecting details of our experiences, and leaving shadows and undefined areas. Our perception is also imprecise, our eyes take in two-dimensional signals and our brain transforms them into a complex reality, through codes we are not fully aware of. So our memories are imprecise too, built with layers of clues and stored information, and keep changing. This uncertainty can be daunting for our survival instinct, but I believe there is poetry in it. It's a matter of finding a subjective coherency in the raw materials. This is what I seek in my art, I feel the need to find a process, a technique, a project that feels like me, and embrace the risk of abandoning myself to it." Lara Luxardi

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