'Strands of Memory'

Watercolours and Multi-Media Exhibition by Beverly Ranger

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From Tuesday 23rd June to Sunday 5th July 2009

Signal Arts Centre is pleased to present this collection of work by artist Beverly Ranger. Beverly studied Fine Art (Sculpture) 1996-99 and Production Design in 2008-9 at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art and Design. She has worked in Film, Theatre and on festivals, with set design, prop making and scenic painting. She has also worked as a Rock Band Photographer, mainly for Irish singer songwriter Damien Rice/Juniper. She produced ‘Origins’ a book of black and white photography documenting Damien Rice before he found worldwide success. Beverly completed two major Percent for Art Sculpture Commissions for the State Art Collection (2002) and The Department of Education (2006/2007) which received a nomination for the Irish Concrete Sculpture award 2007.

Through her work she explores love, the dualities within relationships, her constant search for balance and the Human condition. She works primarily with Figurative Sculpture, initially through drawing, observation and research; she draws inspiration from a deeply emotional level, her work mirroring the ups and downs of her personal life and emotional landscapes.

This exhibition searches to unravel the connections in the psychology of Human Relationships. It is about connections created by human memory, emotions and intimacy. Everyone who touches us leaves a thread and this is how we tie ourselves to one another, to our family, community, race, religion and country. These Strands are universal, they ground us, give us humanity, identity, they can bind and control or set us free. In intimacy we are tied in knots, and when the strands are severed, are bewildered with the weight of loss.

Opening Reception: Friday 26th June 7-9pm