Art exhibitions can be daunting and expensive, but some have found a way to make them easier, with the help of anxiety art.
Artists from Ireland and the US are sharing their personal stories of anxiety and stress.
The exhibition, Anxiety Art, is curated by photographer and writer Aislinn Dolan.
It will be at the Dublin Museum of Art from November 13 to 17, and is aimed at raising awareness about anxiety and depression.
In an interview with the Irish Times, Dolan said:”There are so many things that can cause anxiety and there are so few that we really do feel comfortable talking about,” she said.
“But anxiety is so much more than just feeling stressed or anxious, it’s a lot more complex and I think we all have a mental health condition that we are not really sure about, which is what I think anxiety art is about.”
It’s an art that celebrates our anxiety, which I think is something that’s incredibly valuable.
“The exhibition has a number of topics, from painting with watercolour and watercolours to working in the studio, which Dolan described as a “visualisation of the mind”.
The exhibition is part of a larger project which also features artworks by artists from the US, Italy, Germany, and France.
Artwork of painter Aislynn Dolan is displayed during a screening of the Anxiety Art exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Dublin.”
You are a canvas that is filled with energy and beauty, and you can do anything you want in your art.””
I feel very safe being able to paint, which helps me cope with anxiety.”
You are a canvas that is filled with energy and beauty, and you can do anything you want in your art.
“The piece of artwork in the exhibition is titled ‘The Dilemma’.
It was inspired by the idea that if you feel scared and anxious and you are struggling with them, then you are not alone.”
The concept is not a metaphor or a philosophy, it is a feeling, and when you are feeling anxiety you are also experiencing the anxiety of others,” Dola said.
Dolan said she wanted to show that anxiety and anxiety-related disorders were not separate and could actually be linked, because people with anxiety and depressive disorders have different needs and experiences.”
We all have the same challenges,” she added.”
So we need to look at it in a way that is inclusive.
“Artists also shared their personal experiences of anxiety, and how they had dealt with it.”
Some of my biggest challenges as a professional artist have been the anxiety that comes from having been in the workforce for too long,” said photographer and author Aislan Dolan of anxiety painting.”
Being in a professional work environment where you are constantly monitored and judged and you don’t always get the support and guidance that you need.
“Dolan added that she had felt “self-conscious” about her work and that she was “often alone in the room”.”
It wasn’t easy being alone with the anxiety,” she told the Irish newspaper.”
When you are working with something that is so powerful and so beautiful and powerful, it really does create a sense of peace, but you also have to deal with the physical pain.
“Artwork by Aislyn Dolan and a painting of a man holding a gun are on display during a reading of ‘Art of the Stress Painter’ by artist and activist Aisland Dolan in the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, November 15, 2017.
Dora said that when she was working in Ireland as a young person, her anxiety was often “frightening” and “sad”, but that anxiety could also help her get through life.”
That’s what I wanted to do with anxiety art.””
When you see an image that captures your heart, your soul, your emotions, it gives you an instant connection to yourself.”
That’s what I wanted to do with anxiety art.
“Art of anxiety by artist Aislán Dolan was recently shown in the Dublin museum.
It’s a collection of artworks, which has been created by Irish artists Aisling Dolan, Aislisha Dolan , Aislonne Dolan .”
We’re all struggling with anxiety at different stages in our lives,” said Dolan who has written about her own experience of anxiety in an article for The Independent.”
But anxiety art shows that there is hope and that you can find a way through your pain.
“Dora added that there are many more artists and exhibitions to come, including a collaboration with the National Gallery of Ireland and a book called ‘Painting with Anxiety’.”
The book is about what we can do to make painting easier, and it is an open letter to the artists and to the public,” she revealed.”
If you don`t have anxiety, painting with anxiety isn’t for you.”Art