Eilis McDonald’s first solo show: Reverse Psychology, is an explosion of subconscious landscapes, loud music, spiritual energies and ghosts.
The exhibition fuses contrasting media, atmospheres and imagery under a cloak of chaos and mystery. McDonald is interested in the “presence” of objects and how they fuse and detract around each other; she studies how this affects their energy and spirit. She likes to contrast accidental and subconscious images with deliberate designs and aesthetic decisions to form an arresting, multi-layered experience.
Since graduating with 1st class honours from NCAD in 2005, Eilis McDonald has exhibited widely in Ireland including showing in Precaution – Irish Museum of Modern Art, Offside Live II – Hugh Lane Gallery, The Dirt Once Found in the Grooves – Ashford Gallery, By Diverse Means We Arrive at the Same End – chq and Guerrilla Art – The Mill, Thomastown. This is her first solo show.