'Workshop Constructions'

An Exhibition by Sean Lynch

From Tuesday 2nd March to Saturday 13th March 2004

Signal Arts Centre are pleased to present a solo show of Sean Lynch's recent artworks, entitled Workshop Constructions.

The show features a selection plaster sculptures completed by Lynch in the past year, artworks that are cast, chiselled, sanded, or often smashed into shape. Such working methods have been influenced from time spent in Rome, engulfed in the classical riches and ruins of antiquity. Lynch has also been closely associated with a strong plaster mason tradition in his native North Kerry, where he has conducted in-depth research into the artisan traditions that are quite unique to the region, particularly the work of Pat MacAuliffe(1846-1921).

Also presented are series of recent technical drawings and a documentary photograph featuring a public art project from the Artist's Alteration Series, located on Sean MacDermot Street in Dublin. In such artworks one can see the superimposition of forms and styles from different eras and locations as the subject of Lynch's work. His practice constantly researches and exploits new formal territories, fragmented from sources that often include architectural perception and design, modernist theory and sculpture, the ornamental and the archaeological, all drawn together into a new context.

The artist views such an approach not as an attempt at a cheap post-modern pastiche, but rather like a visual fluidity that acts as a rupture and aesthetical reinvigoration in how we perceive and understand. In the forthcoming exhibition at Signal, Lynch's work will once again uphold and build on the value of these beliefs.

Sean Lynch is currently completing a History of Art and Design Masters course at the University of Limerick,while based in both Kerry and Belfast. Recent group exhibitions Crawford Open 4, Crawford Municipal Gallery Cork, ev+a 2003, Limerick, Revealing Objects, Queens University, Belfast and 6x6 for Ireland, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, China. He also has installed public artworks in Dublin, Cork, and Limerick over the last two years. Further information available here.

Opening Reception: Friday 5th March 7-9pm