‘Inner-City’ Solo Exhibition at The Wilton Gallery, 2021. Glasthule Road, Co. Dublin, Ireland.

This exhibtion is the first solo show by Hazel O’Sullivan at The Wilton Gallery. The new body of work explores perception and perspective and centres on her interest in space.

A recent graduate from NCAD, Hazel is unafraid to experiment with different mediums; oil paint and wood stain on plywood, the quality of the wood grain forming a critical aspect of the compositions of her work. Occasionally she will use acrylic onto cardboard boxes, enhancing the illusions of perspective and depth central to her work. Ideas of utopian architecture interest O’Sullivan; Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘Broadacre City’ and Ursula Le Guin’s ‘The Dispossessed’.

O’Sullivan’s practice engages with the complex questions of modernism and domesticity. She removes the differences between exterior and interior space, forming immersive senses of space and architecture.