Aleana Egan’s art is predominantly intuitive and subjective; she uses simple materials, assembled or barely transformed, to create enigmatic works that have a restrained tone and structure. She groups these pieces into installations that are oddly ambivalent; on the one hand she draws our attention to the way things look, how they settle, sag, curve, or hang; on the other, her forms and shapes act as traces or memories, and as a tentative articulation of shifting responses to remembered places or everyday moments. Gaps and absences are at the heart of what Egan does, and this is what makes her work a little puzzling. Similarly, her frequent literary and historical allusions, which are never explained, are reticent and elliptic.
This exhibition of new work comprises sculpture and found objects; it is accompanied by a new publication in our ‘Leaves & Papers’ series.
Aleana Egan has held recent solo exhibitions at Drawing Room, London; TBG+S, Dublin; and Kunsthalle Basel. She is represented by Mary Mary, Glasgow. The artist would like to acknowledge the Arts Council’s support of this exhibition.