galway arts shane o malley


Galway, 2017

Duality, a solo exhibition opened in Coffeewerk & Press in Galway city. The exhibition explored how the mind is drawn to seek out patterns in life to make sense of the world around us.

“I was inspired by my struggles with mental health to create a series of images that show the inner struggles of the mind. A conflict between positive and negative. Beauty and ugliness. A contrast between colour and form.

The hope was that the viewer by ignoring the over-elaborate detail of the work would look to find meaning by focusing on a single shape or colour within the work. In doing so the overall conflict (mental health) would disappear for a moment leaving you with a positive after thought and an awareness for balance.

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