Hinterlands (Heart) – A Solo Exhibition by Hannah Clegg
QSS is delighted to host Hinterlands (Heart), a solo exhibition of the work of QSS artist Hannah Clegg
Opening event: Thursday 2nd March from 6pm. No booking required, please see the ‘visitor information’ section of our website for further details on visiting the gallery https://www.queenstreetstudios.net/visitor-information/
Exhibition Dates: 2nd – 30th March 2023
General opening hours: Monday – Thursday, 10am-5pm.
A feeling births itself. Its cry arises and it is the Voice crying out in the wilderness. Colour emerges with the breath of the cry, both symbolic and cathartic. This colour is a cloud; it becomes essential in the expression of the heart-thought. The cloud rains: what falls flurries into maps and murmurations. Figures breathe through that murmuring. Among gathering tendrils, things take wing and walk.
These paintings are thresholds unto devotion, intimacy, and an observation of the interior self. The Spiritual and the Emotional meet, take hand, and together wander an unmapped landscape. Internal narratives are translated into fields of colour. Here, colour is sanctum, womb-like. What is figurative approaches in quiet: intuitive invocation through the mist.
Hannah Clegg (b. 1995) graduated from Belfast School of Art in 2017 with a BA Hons in Fine Art (Painting), receiving the Dean’s List Award and the RDS Visual Art Awards shortlist. Hinterlands (Heart) is Hannah’s second solo exhibition. Recent group shows include Ag dul i dtreo na gréine at Arcade Studios (2022), Thing at Ards Arts Centre (2021), and Image of Thought at An Chultúrlann (2021). Hannah is a studio holder at Queen Street Studios and a proud member of The Drawing Journal collective. Her work is held in private and public collections throughout Ireland.