'The Water Line'
Exhibition of Painting Artworks by Louise Newman
From Wednesday 28th October to Sunday 8th November 2009
Signal Arts Centre is pleased to present this collection of work by artist Louise Newman. Louise began her studies at San Jose State University, California. After returning to Ireland in 1992 she went on to receive a National Diploma and Degree in Fine Art from I.A.D.T. She has exhibited her work nationwide including the Galway Arts Centre, West Cork Arts Centre, Gallery 4 Sandymount, The Halward Gallery, Urban Retreat Hanover Quay and Adams Auctioneers amongst others. She appeared on R.T.E. Open House in collaboration with Irish Arts Review Emerging Artist of the Year competition 2004 and her work was highlighted at the Eigse Carlow Arts Festival in 2005. Her work is in the collections of the Ministry of the Defence, the European Patent Office Munich, Irish Credit Unions, Touchstone Health Care, The Flynn Hotel Group, Cork and Kilkenny and recently her work was purchased by the Bank of Ireland. She is also in many private collections including that of Mary Coughlan (International Jazz artist).
Louise's work over the past year has been based on Colour, Light, Water and Reflection. The work came about through residencies at The Cill Rialaig Project in Co Kerry. Light reflection and water have come together in this work, be it the Grand Seascape or reflections on an Urban Landscape. She has endeavoured to make work that is both representational yet abstract, resonating Essence of Place be it metaphysical or referential. Building upon layers and working back, she is developing work which in an abstract expressive way, alludes to form to landscape but also an alternative plane an alternative landscape which comes through in the reflection. As with previous work she has been using aluminium. Her reasons for using this medium are varied the principal one being that it promotes through spatial separation from the wall a visual impression of lightness and parallels, which for her is a way of strengthening the concept.
Opening Reception: Friday 30th October 7-9pm