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Visual Art: Lorna Cope Corrigan’s ‘I was thinking one night’ at KCAT Arts Centre

23 Jun - 14 Jul 2023 (Past)

KCAT Arts Centre, Callan, Co. Kilkenny

‘I was thinking one night’ is an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Lorna Cope Corrigan, curated by Leah Corbett.

The exhibition will be officially launched by Kevin Power, Head of Services of Camphill Communities of Ireland at 3pm on the 23rd of June. Copies of a full-colour publication will be available for purchase at KCAT Arts Centre.

‘I was thinking one night’ is a solo exhibition by artist Lorna Cope Corrigan. The exhibition highlights the full extent of Lorna’s practice which encompasses a diverse range of techniques and ideas. Through painting and drawing, her work explores themes of place, collectivity and the natural world.

Lorna’s insightful approach to her surroundings provides a dynamic lens through which to see and understand the world. Drawing on her own life experiences, her work maps a personal journey and pays tribute to the places she has visited, friends, family and colleagues she has encountered and important moments in her career to date. The vivid colours and repeated motifs celebrate the joy and chaos of life.

‘I was thinking one night’ refers to the inspiration Lorna takes from her dreams. What emerges from her night-time contemplations are vibrant, lively compositions which portray people and animals set in imaginative landscapes. The figures depicted rarely appear in isolation – instead they are supported by a cast of characters, human and non-human, all engaged in a collective dance. They appear to be in a state of intimate, heightened sensitivity and receptivity, to each other and to their surroundings. Nature is an abundant, restorative, and life-affirming force.

“The work is alive with an uncontainable energy – a joyful and unshakeable togetherness” – Leah Corbett, curator

Leah Corbett is an artist and curator. Her practice includes realising exhibitions, facilitating workshops and initiating community-led projects.

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I was thinking one night
Leah Corbett
Lorna Cope Corrigan