The selected body of work in Re: Place (Ionadú) takes a fresh look at and draws attention to social and demographic changes in rural Ireland. The artist explores themes of place – land, home, location, placing and replacing. Land use changes and develops as society changes and develops.
As man moves from manual cultivation of the land to mechanical and industrial methods, various layers of marks are left on the landscape. This evidence of past societies alters the environment and terrain, both natural and built.
This exhibition draws together different strands of work – print, painting, video – that have been developed over recent years, as can be seen from the recurring motifs across the various media.
Re: Place (Ionadú) maps and documents these ever changing shifts in rural Ireland.