In “Sunk Under,” Dwyer’s large-scale abstractions have been hung in a meticulous progression, the half-forgotten fragments that form her nebulous shapes placed in order to complement each other in the gallery. Working often from the written word—whether expressly, in terms of the painting’s title, or simply by using fragments of poems like Heaney’s as loose inspiration—Dwyer’s work is the result of a winding, dynamic process of translation. The artist also draws on mythology, literature, newspaper clippings, and folklore to create her unique and dynamic memory paintings.
“Sunk Under” is on view at Jane Lombard Gallery, May 14th–Jun. 27th, 2015.