Julie Keating - 'Shadowlands'
Wednesday 29 November - Sunday 17 December 2017
Julie Keating has long been influenced by 17th century Dutch still life and its meticulous depiction of objects.
But her contemporary take is more than simply updating the objects depicted. Keating also addresses the compositional nature of still life, moving away from the complex, chaotic virtuoso performances characteristic of the Pronkstilleven. In her compositions, she aims to concentrate attention on the individual objects, often with an implied narrative: making the inanimate animate.
And then there’s that aspect of the artist's work where even the beautiful can have a touch of sinister or that the innocent can have a dark side.