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.
To book a place on any of the above please contact Carolann Courtney, Kildare’s Arts & Wellbeing Coordinator on:
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