'New Year New Works'

An Exhibition of Sculptures by Conleth Gent and Paintings by Maeve Stafford

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From Tuesday 5th January to Sunday 17th January 2010

Signal Arts Centre is proud to present this collection of work by Conleth Gent and Maeve Stafford. This exhibition shows paintings and sculptures based on images and forms inspired by nature and taken from their immediate surroundings and experiences. It is a two fold representation of the artists personal journey, expressing the passing of time and association of place, visually expressing rhythms, patterns and forms of everyday experiences, demonstrating a deep affinity with the natural world.

Conleth studied at UCD, Dublin and has exhibited widely in Ireland. He has also worked on and led many community art projects, winning first prize for the Fitzgerald Park, Children's Art Project in 2005. His love of wood and working with wood can be clearly seen in each of his one off unique pieces. Concerned mainly with personal expression through the use of figurative elements. His is an individualistic approach communicating something of the character of the particular piece of wood and the artists interaction with it. Conleth's work has been presented to President Mary Robinson, former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Minister for European Affairs Dick Roche. He created a public sculpture for ESB which is situated on Sandymount Strand. In 2008 he was the winner of the CAST Foundry Award at Sculpture in Context.

Maeve Stafford is a graduate of NCAD with a BA in Fine Art. Since leaving college she has been involved in adult education with the VEC in various centres. She is also a founder member of Signal Arts Centre. This is her first exhibition since returning to full time painting.

Opening Reception: Friday 8th January 7-9pm