Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Lisdoonvarna FETAC Student Exhibition

Lisdoonvarna FETAC students are exhibiting their work in the Red Couch Space, Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery from the 13th August - 13th September 2009.

Participating Students:
Stephen Benn, Rolf Fendler, Peter Garrihy, Au
drey Huguet, Helen Jackson, Esther Kinnane, Christine Malsey, Josephine Quigley, Mary Reynolds, David Walsh, David Wheeler, and Uta Wagner.

Admission Free.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

'Merging 3', an Exhibition of Sculptures and Paintings.

Madeleine Smyth - Mary Foudy O'Halloran - Marianne Potterton

‘Merging 3’ is the title of the exhibition by three artists from the North Clare area in the Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon. To be opened by Madeleine Taylor Quinn on Friday 14th Aug at 7pm.

The exhibition runs from 13th August - 13th September 2009. Admission Free.

Madeleine Irene Smyth / Sculptures: ‘I work in bronze and plaster. Depending on my mood my work is figurative or semi-figurative. The bronze casting technique defined my piece “Pilgrim”. The piece “In The Dock” could be Christ resolute before Pilate or someone on death row’. The pieces for the exhibition were cast by Seamus Connolly of the Kilbaha Art Foundry, Kilrush, Co. Clare.

Marianne Potterton / Paintings: This particular series was partly inspired by the Buddhist concept of there being seven veils of illusion. ‘I am fascinated by the idea that the material world, the earth we live in, is much less concrete than we like to imagine; that things change and metamorphose, and that in the process the spiritual and the physical worlds are always merging’.

Mary Foudy O’Halloran / Paintings: Transience, layers, traces and the everyday are the major concerns of the work of artist Mary Foudy O'Halloran. Her work is a dialogue between the figurative and the abstract. Using mixed media, she builds up layers, making marks and balancing tones to find the personal in the ordinary. She believes that it is in the process that the painting is found.