Burren College of Art Time, Space & Inspiration

Relative Places

7th Dec 2013

2nd year MFA students Mollie Douthit and Collette Egan present an interim show of their work, leading to their  final graduation exhibition in April 2014.  Working in oil paint on panel and ink drawings on paper, both artists seek to address the fragile nature of memory and time in relation to place.

Mollie Douthit’s still life paintings consider the physical presence and surface intricacies of familiar objects through the use of paint.  Each painting is constructed in a single day, building a momentum that the artist uses to push the piece to successful completion.  Douthit’s work plays with formal conventions of painting such as colour, composition and form while her choice of subject matter expresses an emotional response to memories of places and people she has encountered.

Collette Egan creates expressive drawings inspired by the experience of being in the Burren, rather than a direct representation of that landscape itself.  She constructs installations to replicate a sense of immersion in landscape within the gallery space.  Through drawing, Egan seeks to connect to a place while also creating a new world in which to exist, where the artwork ultimately creates a sense of home.

Exhibition runs Dec 7th - Jan 17th 2014

  • Mollie Douthit
    Mollie Douthit - Relative Places
    Mollie Douthit - Relative Places
  • Mollie Douthit
    Mollie Douthit - Relative Places
    Mollie Douthit - Relative Places
  • Mollie Douthit
    Mollie Douthit - Relative Places
    Mollie Douthit - Relative Places
  • Collette Egan
    Collette Egan - Relative Places
    Collette Egan - Relative Places
  • Collette Egan
    Collette Egan - Relative Places
    Collette Egan - Relative Places
  • Collette Egan
    Collette Egan - Relative Places
    Collette Egan - Relative Places
  • Collette Egan
    Collette Egan - Relative Places
    Collette Egan - Relative Places
  • Relative Places
    Relative Places
    Relative Places
  • Mollie Douthit
    Mollie Douthit - Relative Places
    Mollie Douthit - Relative Places
  • Mollie Douthit
    Mollie Douthit - Relative Places
    Mollie Douthit - Relative Places
  • Mollie Douthit
    Mollie Douthit - Relative Places
    Mollie Douthit - Relative Places
  • Collette Egan
    Collette Egan
    Collette Egan
  • Mollie Douthit
    Mollie Douthit
    Mollie Douthit