'A Collage of People'

Exhibition of Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Sculptures by Aoife Fitzgerald

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From Tuesday 11th May to Sunday 23rd May 2010

Signal Arts Centre is pleased to present this collection of work by staff artist Aoife Fitzgerald. Aoife graduated from DIT with an Advanced National Diploma (Hons) in Painting and Drawing. She has exhibited her work on many occasions in both solo and group shows and to various residencies around the country. She won the Aer Lingus Art Flights award in 1995-1996. Aoife is a member of Visual Artists of Ireland, Red Dot Society, Signal Arts Society and the Glendarragh Arts Studio's.

Aoife's work has always stemmed from the energy and substance that she senses in the world about her, and even though her work is definitely influenced and directed by both an intellectual and intuitive response to events, it is first and foremost a gut and visual interpretation of this planet.

This exhibition deals with people Aoife has met, they are portrayed through a mixture of drawings, paintings, prints and sculpture, and then brought together to make a collage of images. When she was growing up she enjoyed making photomontages for friends and herself; she was always fascinated with the way this medley of images created stories from those visual snatches of memories. This exhibition arose from her attempts to transfer that impression of life stories into the visual arts realm. She created portraits by working from the individuals while they sat, worked or played, attempting to capture their innate energy and life force.

Opening Reception: Friday 14th May 7-9pm