This exhibition by Jim Kilgarriff is inspired by the ribbon of shoreline flooded twice daily by the sea. This untidy space where shards of shells, rocks, stones and fragments of rusted metal, all bear testament to the ever changing tug of the tides.
“Broken down by the elements, the resulting textures and shapes inform and influence my work which is mainly in acrylic on canvas.”
“All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
With swift, slow, sweet, sour, adazzle, dim.
He fathers forth whose beauty is past change.
Praise him” – Gerard Manley Hopkins ‘Pied Beauty’.
Jim, an Art teacher in Rush, Co. Dublin for 29 years has had successful exhibitions in the Daffodil Gallery, Skerries; Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, The Clotworthy Art Gallery, Co. Antrim and Rush Library Co. Dublin.