"Scratched, Scraped, Furrowed, Dug out and Gouged"

New Works by Andrea Paul



From Tuesday 19th November to Sunday 1st December 2013

Andrea Paul lives and works in Bray, County Wicklow. She has studied Fine Art at Bray Institute of Further Education, graduating with a Diploma in 2012.

Her practice encompasses a range of media and materials including ceramics, print, photography and paintings. Her work has been included in a number of pop-up galleries and recent group shows, including the Signal Open Exhibition July 2013 and ‘Elements’, September 2013 at Signal Arts Centre.

‘Scratched, Scraped, Furrowed, Dug out and Gouged’ is Andrea’s first solo exhibition. It compromises of works made between January and October 2013. The work explores themes of material and expressive potential of the media she employs. The works are informed and inspired by journeys to the mountains of Andalucía and the desert of Cabo de Gata in Southern Spain.

The show’s title refers to imprints made on the landscape – the wounds and scars created by geological and environmental activity. Andrea says of her work, “The patterns and structures formed by nature are a constant source of wonder to me. Textures and colours fuel my imagination and lead me to create my own images and stories. These works convey my response to landscape, and seek to evoke in the viewer the same sense of the sublime that inspires me when confronted by the awesome power of nature”.

Opening Reception: Thursday 21st November 2013, 7-9 pm