Hugh Cummins & Sheila Naughton The Olivier Cornet Gallery is delighted to present ‘STRIAE’, a two-person exhibition of work by gallery artist Hugh Cummins and AGA member Sheila Naughton Official opening on Sunday, 6th May 2018, 3 pmOlivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1 Guest Speaker: Dr Hugh Maguire, Cultural Heritage Advisor The exhibition runs until the 6th of June 2018. The exhibition showcases the work of two individual artists working with different materials while focusing on a commonality in the process of how each artist works. Hugh Cummins works in three dimensions using wood veneers as his material. His objects are built up through a process of laminating different wood veneers to shape the forms. The finished pieces are then left in their natural state or stained with coloured wood dyes. Sheila Naughton is an abstract artist who works mainly with watercolour and gouache on paper. Colour, linear movement and qualities of light and shadow are the key elements she works with to convey meaning and sensation. Through the use of layers and lines, the images appear partially veiled, revealing fleeting moments of perception and elucidation. The word “Stria” (Plural ‘Striae’) means to make a linear mark. It also means striated or striped, a quality which is apparent in the work of both artists. There is a sense of layered histories in the work. Each uses a process of multiple layering to arrive at a finished form or image. ‘Stria’ also refers to any one of a number of nerve fibers in the brain, reflecting the cerebral activity which determines the decision making in how the technical process is used to communicate the meaning of the work.