'Found Line'

Exhibition of Scraperboard Artworks by Brian Gallagher
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From Tuesday 16th March to Sunday 28th March 2010

Signal Arts Centre is pleased to present this collection of work by artist Brian Gallagher. Brian received a BA (Honours) Degree in illustration from Bristol Polytechnic. He has exhibited in many shows and his work features in private collections nationally and internationally. Some notable clients include Le Monde, London Evening Standard, Sunday Independent, Penguin Books and Harper Collins. He currently works as a full time Illustrator/Artist in Dublin.

Brian was especially drawn to using linocut and then scraperboard through the tutoring of wood engraver Peter Reddick at Art College in Bristol. His work is figurative, graphic and based on drawing. The scraperboard process he practices is the reverse from usual mark making. He begins with a black board and gradually removes parts of its thin dark surface to reveal the white china clay beneath. He is very interested in the clean crisp line that this technique affords and the way the drawing can seem to oscillate.

Along side the selection of scraperboards Brian will also be showing a few acrylic paintings, plus some limited edition prints derived from the scraperboards that have been manipulated on the computer. These digital experiments using machine washed textures and colour bring a whole new dimension to the original black and white work.

Opening Reception: Friday 19th March 7-9pm