Ormond member Helen Mac Mahons beautiful solo show ‘Profero’ will run in Draíocht from 8th May until 11th July.
Review of the show http://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/des_kenny_reviews_helen_macmahon_profero
The work in Profero is the result of a fascination with the phenomena of light, movement, perception and space. They are the result of observation and they function to reveal the artificial ecosystem that exists between the viewer and these intangible elements. They co-exist in a state of continual flux, changes occurring in one facet having a perceptible impact on the others. The pieces are experimental in nature and this exploratory process is as important as the finished piece. Commonplace materials, such as light, glass, and lenses are used, showing their potential to act in surprising ways, distorting and obscuring the very things it is their function to reveal. The curiosity of the viewer is rewarded as their interaction shows them to be a catalyst, ‘activating’ the works and bringing to light latent potential in the materials and the beauty of the natural laws that create them.