'Earthwatch'

An Exhibition of works by Mary Hickey
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Monday 25th September – Sunday 8th October


Signal Arts Centre is delighted to be exhibiting a very special selection of works by the Artist Mary Hickey.


Mary Hickey is a Limerick artist who received her B.A. (Hons) in Fine Art and Painting from the Limerick School of Art and Design in 2015. For the past couple of years she has been working on abstracted forms influenced by her interest in what is happening in the natural world - from the gentle flow of nature, to its extreme weather conditions. ‘Earthwatch’ will be Hickey’s first solo exhibition.


Her works involve pouring pools of water onto canvases prepared with many layers of gesso. These pools of water are then injected with acrylic colour pigment of various thicknesses. Her style is a fusion of colour. It has no obvious brush stroke, the colours flow and blend as forces that are in motion so that every painting is unique. Some of the work seems to float in limitless space, while other works appear to go beyond the boundaries of the canvas.


Painting watered down acrylics or watercolours entails a collaboration of the artist with a living medium that they cannot control or erase. Watercolour or watered down acrylic will flow, settle, blend, separate and invent on its own before it dries. It bears a resemblance to the unpredictable flow of nature.



Opening Reception: Friday 29th September 7 - 9 pm


Supported by Limerick City & County Council and Limerick Arts Office

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