"Elements"

A Showcase by Signal Artists
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From Tuesday 10th September – Sunday 22nd September 2013


‘Elements’ represents a cross section of the Signal staff artists past and present who have exhibited throughout Ireland and also abroad.


The Staff artists decided to work within the theme of Elements. All of the selected artists were encouraged to experiment and to push this theme to the extreme. Some of their ideas include, 'A part or aspect of something', 'To be in one's element', 'Atomic elements', 'Natural elements' and 'The 5th element (the Void)'.


Up to now the artist’s works were a fusion of classically influenced painting juxtaposing with an almost naďve narrative type painting. Poetic, lyrical, often with an ethereal sense of pathos, the paintings often had a mystical quality about them. Post-modernistic style icons, angels, spirits, alongside lyrical paintings reminded the artist of being on a journey where she watched the old solemn religious art and lightly told a tale along the way!! The artist often painted what she believed were “Two Ways”, reflecting the way we like to present ourselves to others and the way we present ourselves to ourselves! The big move in her more recent works was towards a complete acceptance of self expression free of the labour of spiritual analysis or social acceptance


Many different types of art making will be on show for the exhibition, from drawing, painting, print, digital photography, video work, sculpture to mixed media.


We would like to invite you all to the reception. The exhibition will be officially opened by a Signal artist and a brief talk about the exhibition will take place. You are encouraged to meet with the staff artists and chat about their work.

Signal staff artists participating in the exhibition are Frances Brosnan, Sylvia Callan, Tony Clarke, Jonathan Curran, Linde Fidorra, Aoife FitzGerald, Sara Fry, Conall McCabe, Greg Murray, Andrea Paul and Christine Power.


Opening Reception: 13th September 2013, 7-9pm