From Tuesday 6th January to Sunday 18th January 2009
Signal Arts Centre is pleased to present this collection of paintings by Aoife Feeney. Aoife studied Fine Art at Galway Mayo Institute of Technology and has exhibited in many group and solo shows both at home and abroad. She won the Concours des Peintres de la Ville de Montpellier award in 1996.
Aoife paints scenes and persons from everyday life. In earlier work the faces of her subjects filled the frames. In this exhibition she moves to varying points of distance, thus situating her people in extended contexts.
Her colour range (which has developed from earlier self-imposed constraints of lamp black, zinc white, cadmium yellow, mars violet) now includes pthalo blue, for the sea, a towel, and an anorak.
Each scene is theatrical although her subjects in the variety of their preoccupations and attitudes, are absorbed in private worlds indifferent to the gaze of outsiders.
Her work is vivid and arresting, while suggesting and articulating intimacies. A hand's gesture, the gaze of an eye, the tilt of a head – each feature explores the singularities of those who populate her canvases and challenges the viewer with enigmas of familiarity and strangeness.
Opening Reception: Friday 9th January 7-9pm