A Meddlesome Meeting

A selection of artwork exhibited in Barnacle a group exhibition as part of The Emerging Irish Artist Residency Award at the Burren College of Art and from a Solo Exhibition at the Sunburst Gallery, Northern Ireland,  2017-18

A body of artwork that looks to explore how we define an art object both in relation to its fabrication as well as it’s situational context. In these artworks, plaster is used to cast individual panels that resemble paintings. 

 

The ideas behind these compositions are developed from a series of studies inspired by everyday stories, situations, and insecurities. Through these studies, abstracted motifs emerge as daily observations become edited in an on-going visual dialogue. The artworks are hybrids, caught between the act of painting and sculpture, naughty outsiders awaiting acceptance into a category. The use of titles offering an indication of their origins, such as; ‘Who unhinged the Apricot’ or ‘Sprouting Confusion’.

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Blue Moon, 2017 plaster and pigment, 28x19cm

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Left to Right; Glory Blade, 2017, plaster and pigment, 55x65cm.

Attracting the Opposite, 2017, plaster and pigment, 55x65cm.

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Hanging Tight, 2017, plaster and pigment, 55x65cm.

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Left to Right: Proudly Incomplete, 2018, plaster and pigment, 30x64cm

Purposely Inexact, 2018, plaster and pigment, 30x40cm.

Casually Bobbing, 2018, plaster and pigment, 30x40cm.

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Who Unhinged the Apricot, 2018

plaster and pigment, 30x40cm

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I Blue, Blow Bubbles, 2018

plaster and pigment, 30x40cm

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Left to Right: Meadow Meanderings II, 2018,  plaster and pigment, 30x40cm

Sprouting Confusion, 2018, plaster and pigment, 30x40cm 

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Mineral Tonic Series I-IV, 2018, plaster and pigment, 28x19cm

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Meadow Meanderings II, 2018,  plaster and pigment, 30x40cm.