Mahali O’Hare

An online exhibition of paintings by British artist Mahali O’Hare. O’Hare’s paintings use the vessel as a central motif, a meditative space and an arena to reflect on mortality, landscape and loss through a painterly rewilding. The vessel’s are sown with memories of fields, woods and hedgerows combining thoughts of modern day reverie, shepherds, lovers and the landscape seen via the lens of art. They are imagined landscapes where biography and sensory perception collide. O’Hare seeks fragility and interiority in her recent landscapes, where the ceramic edges of the vessel echo the human and where figure and landscape can be seen as being embedded in each other.

O’Hare’s work has been shortlisted for the CBP Prize 2022 (Huddersfield Art Gallery & Thames-Side Studio Gallery, London), A Generous space at Hasting’s Contemporary 2022, The Football Art Prize touring 2020 -2023 at Touchstones Rochdale, The Millennium Gallery, Sheffield and Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens. She was previously selected for Discerning Eye, RWA Open, Wells Contemporary Open, Beep Painting Prize and received the Additional Award at Exeter Contemporary Open in 2019. Recent group exhibitions include , Two Doors with Tart Gallery at The House of St Barnabas (London), Your Foot In My Face at Kings Gate Project Space (London). Solo exhibition’s include We Stood Around, The Plough Arts Centre (Devon) 2021 and Kindling Wood, Spike Island (Bristol) 2017.