The best art exhibitions to see in the coming week
The hot climate, hares and an eavesdropping camera are among the highlights
Detail from ‘Hare’ by Heidi Wickham. Photograph: Russell Gallery
CASeLavit Gallery, Wandesford Quay, Clarke’s Bridge, Cork
Until September 8th, lavitgallery.com
Bite the Tongue: Daniel Rios Rodriguez.
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
Painted through the long hot summer in progress, in the heat of San Antonio, Texas (39 degrees-plus), Daniel Rios Rodriguez’s circular paintings have an intense, ritualistic quality and a diagrammatic simplicity. He approaches the human connection with the natural world – a magical, mysterious and often harsh realm.
August 27th-September 29th
Insideout/Makers: Group exhibition
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co Wicklow An exhibition highlighting 14 artists working within Autism Initiatives, an organisation that offers varied supports for autistic people, encouraging self-realisation and social enterprise.
Until September 18th, mermaidartscentre.ie
s: Judith Aronson
Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co Cork
Last chance to catch a show of the work of academic and photographer Judith Aronson, who has made a speciality of informal portrait photographs of significant cultural figures. She has remarked that she aims to allow the camera to eavesdrop. Her subjects include the late Seamus Heaney, Norman Mailer, Diana Trilling, Saul Bellow, Sarah Caldwell and Salman Rushdie.
It’s What You Don’t See That Matters – Heidi Wickham
The Russell Gallery, Burren, Co Clare
Having studied art in Bristol, Wickham gravitated towards Co Sligo, where she initially became involved in theatre – “writing, set & costume design.” From about 2004 she turned her attention increasingly to drawing and has become known for her vivid, fluent, sympathetic representations of animals, including that object of much artistic fascination, the hare.
Until September 2nd, siriusartscentre.ie