Erratic
Ronan Dillon

Aug 8—Aug 25 2019

What is a mark? A scribble, a squiggle, a doodle, a ‘tag’ are all made marks. For what purpose do we put pen to paper, spray paint to wall or paint to canvas? To express, to state ownership, to communicate or to provoke?

The Hang Tough Gallery is pleased to present Erratic, the first solo exhibition by Ronan Dillon. The exhibition is a culmination of work inspired by Dillon’s last two years of living in County Sligo. Coming from an urban upbringing and a designer background Dillon is drawn to the inconspicuous artistry of the rural. He has utilised his outsider’s eyes to capture the wildness of the land through an urban perspective. The title of the exhibition comes from the noun ‘erratic,’ a piece of rock that differs from the size and type of rock native to the area in which it rests.

At the essence, Erratic is an exhibition about how relocation can give a fresh outlook. Coming from an urban upbringing and a designer background Dillon is drawn to the inconspicuous artistry of the rural. Sheep and bales often go unnoticed, frequently camouflaged by the mundane or the pure functionality of farming life. The design aspect is unconscious and reasoned; the sheep need to be identified; the silage needs to be saved. However Dillon’s novel and innovative observation successfully reproduces the undoubtable design found in the wildness of Sligo.

Exhibited Works

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FUTURE EXHIBITIONS