June 27 - July 18 2009
Louise Neiland's current practice is engaged with the challenge of depicting the nebulous and intangible nature of time through the use of still images. It was the" infinite" and "non-physical" nature of time that attracted her to the challenge of depicting this subject.
Dublin based Neiland began working on this body of work in 2008, a leap year, which presented an opportunity to focus on the human manipulation of the lunar year, where we insert an extra day – one year in four – to keep our efforts of measuring time in line with the immutable timepiece of the solar system. 366 moons.
Neiland's attempt to create images that relate to this understanding and measurement has led to a series of thoughtful and haunting paintings including a series of new large scale works developed for the space.
The exhibition includes the work show in Neiland’s MA show which “evoked a cosmic scale in a bravura painting installation” Aidan Dunne, Art Critic, Irish Times. Neiland has continued to develop this series of large-scale oil on paper paintings to new work specially created for the LAB gallery exhibition.
Born in Dublin, Louise completed her foundation Year at Camberwell College of Art and Design, London. She then moved to the National College of Art and Design in Dublin where she obtained an Honours Degree in Fine Art, Painting in 1991.
Louise has exhibited in various group shows both nationally and internationally. Her commissioned work includes a piece on permanent exhibit in Dublinia, Christchurch, Dublin. She has had several solo shows around Dublin City and her work is held in both company and private collections. She has received various Arts Council bursaries and awards and her work has been in many publications including, In Cognito literary magazine. She is a part time lecturer in the Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dun Laoghaire. Louise completed her MFA in NCAD in 2008.