Experimenter – Ballygunge Place presents the first major solo show of the late painter, sculptor and printmaker Reba Hore, The Broken Foot Journal and Other Stories. The show brings together the artist’s rarely exhibited oil paintings and drawings with the artist’s own poems on and narration of her life and work.
Reba Hore’s practice is rooted to the dailyness that occupied her field of vision. Frenetic and at times even dizzying, her work was furious, fast and constant. Yet a strong humanist quality is evident, whether in the painted shadows of the humans in her images or the fragile catharsis in a series of terracotta sculptures on view at the exhibition. The fervent lines of colours in the paintings and works on paper make form, figure and landscape indiscernible, underscoring a form of erasure. Hore’s is an expressionistic, powerful practice alluding to a confident embodiment of motion that reveals a gaze from the interiority of an entangled knot of experiences.
View the exhibition digitally on the Experimenter website.