Tira Walsh
Ricochet

15 March - 25 April 2024

To ricochet is to hit a surface and come off it fast, to skip, skim, rebound or deflect. Unpredictability is implied, fervent energy focused in one direction suddenly veering off in another. Aptly titled, Tira Walsh’s new series of paintings appear as though in motion, nomadic marks looping and scurrying across the canvas, never settling in one place for long, textures stretching, reaching out only to stop abruptly, to change direction, form or simply fade away. Guided by her medium, Walsh’s paintings are characterised by their dynamism and sense of immediacy, yet look longer at these works and you may be able to sense the way time stretches and contracts during the painting process, how ideas and paint may ricochet off the canvas but their marks linger long.