'War on Art'

An Exhibition of Paintings by Damien Flood

From Tuesday 8th June to Saturday 19th June 2004

'War on Art', an exhibition of paintings by Damien Flood, is showing at Signal Arts Centre from Tuesday 8th June to Saturday 19th June 2004.

The paintings of Damien Flood are of a contemporary and fresh nature. They deal with spatial issues and the idea of mass-produced art. The works use product icons such as the 'Michelin Man' to activate the canvases and cause a shift in space between the ridged icon and the painterly patterns.

The patterns in the paintings for this exhibition are taken from camouflage. The use of different countries' camouflages creates an element of ambiguity. The exhibition has a feel of a candy store due to the colours and the icons. These contrasting elements create an unusual and entertaining exhibition.

Damien Flood is a recent graduate of Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art and Design. Since graduating he has been selected for and exhibited in Figurative Art Ireland and Iontas. This is Damien's first solo show.

Opening Reception: Thursday 10th June 7-9pm