Mary Brady, Pauline Crothers, Lynne Foster Fitzgerald and Biddy Scott are four artists from Northern and Southern Ireland. Their work in this group exhibition, aptly named ‘Traces’, traces their interest in the past through diverse media of print, textile, drawing and paint. Each of the artists has approached the theme from an individual starting point reflecting physical or historica realities and personal or shared interests in the imaging of evidence.
Brady’s work in textiles, print and mixed media is based on the traces of people left behind in worn clothing and old faded photographs and the memories and feelings they evoke.
Crothers work in this exhibition celebrates the art of Newgrange. In it she has tried to instill some of the awe, timelessness and mystical qualities she feels are present there. Crothers mother died last October. ‘Traces’ is a celebration of her dedication, her Irishness and her influence.
Foster Fitzgerald defines ‘Traces’ as being an indication of existence or occurrence of something resonating with her method of working. The making of a painting – the physical labour and intimate contact with materials – are vital components of her visual practice: the concept slowly emerges and solidifies through this shifting, temporal activity. The artist always seek to invite a personal response from the viewer rather than dictate prescribed readings of the work.
Scott’s drawings are about the insignificant ‘Traces’ of past presence. Feathers and shells suggest lost events of growth in past seas and skies… stilled to a line of ink.
This show will travel to the Signal Gallery in Co. Wicklow in August, 2012 from Tuesday 14th to Sunday 26th August. The Kilkenny exhibition concludes on February 10th and is available for viewing Monday–Friday 10am–6pm, Saturday 2pm–6pm, Sunday one hour prior to show.
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