Monday 30th November 7pm – 8pm
Doireann Ni Groighair holds an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art in London.
Solo exhibitions include After the Excess, Basement Gallery, Dundalk 2009. Her work is included in the special collection of Chelsea College of Art Library and The University of Ulster’s Permanent Collection; as well as private collections worldwide.
Doireann work seeks to undermine and subvert heroic monumental architecture and sculpture. Precision and exactness are disrupted with playfulness and pleasure and the monuments are denied their heroic autonomy.
My work seeks to undermine and subvert heroic monumental architecture and sculpture. Historically forms such as obelisks, columns, plinths, pyramids etc are embedded in an aesthetic language of power and control. Re-imagined here, historical fragments become precarious totems to a faltering empire; their potency suffused with frivolousness and flippancy. Serious and somber whites and greys are contaminated with bright lurid pinks, yellow, oranges and reds, representing the gaudiness and synthetics of consumer capitalism. Precision and exactness are disrupted with playfulness and pleasure and the monuments are denied their heroic autonomy.Consequently, they embody the ambivalence of our current time. This ambivalence is portrayed in the going ‘back to basics’ rhetoric, yearning for a simpler time and for the seemingly timeless ideals of history instead of the confusing and chaotic values of our contemporary ‘synthetic’ and ‘illusory’ culture. Exposed is the quixotic desire for the sacred.
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Lots of interesting things to see in the gallery following our BIG ART day last Saturday!!! Here are some shots of sculptural installation work by Claire Blennerhassett, using every day objects and materials!
Today we are working from the gallery space. A chance for Open Studio participants to work BIG.
Some great work being produced through play and experimentation!!
As part of resource week, the gallery is being used not only for reading and research but also by open studio participants who want to work big............. the gallery is becoming an ever changing and exciting space to be in!!
Wonderful artist talk by Maria McKinney at the Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge!! Part of the Creative Well show 'all that work and all this finding out'