'What Lucy Found There'

Exhibition of Prints by Jonathan Curran
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From Tuesday 21st June to Sunday 3rd July 2011

Signal Arts Centre is pleased to present this first solo exhibition by artist Jonathan Curran.

Jonathan Curran holds a B.A. Degree in Fine Art from Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology. Jonathan has participated in various group shows such as, 'Scribble Box' with Dublin Artists Unite and 'Eigse' in Carlow Institute of Technology. He is a member of Signal Arts Society and also exhibited in previous members' shows.

His art practice combines the use of print and painting, creating 2-D and 3-D pieces. Jonathan's work is lyrical, fun and playful. He uses a variety of images or objects in his art practice from the sublime to the mundane. He has been working for the past number of years using and perfecting a copper rust technique to print. This technique creates very abstract, free and dreamlike prints. He has been using blank rusted copperplates to create unreal, strange landscapes. These landscapes are worlds in which anything and everything is possible.

Jonathan took inspiration for this show from the title of the second chapter of C.S. Lewis's book, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, What Lucy Found There. This strange world, which Lewis created, where mythical creatures live and animals can talk, is of great interest to Jonathan. For this show Jonathan works with both figurative and abstract pieces on this theme of augmented animals, like the fox, the badger and the owl by using his copper rust process to transform the everyday animals around us into something more unreal that we cannot control and that we only understand in dreams.

Opening Reception: Friday 24th June 7-9pm