Emerg­ing Artists ex­hi­bi­tion in Court­house Arts Cen­tre

Wicklow People - - NEWS -

Fol­low­ing the suc­cess of last year, Emerg­ing Artists Ex­hi­bi­tion re­turns and will open on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 15, from 4 p.m., in the Ti­na­hely Court­house Arts Cen­tre.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will run un­til Novem­ber 10 and will in­clude the work from four artists – Sean O’Rourke, Ali­son Tubritt, Karen Walsh and Niall Ly­nam.

Sean O’Rourke has lived in Dublin’s south in­ner city since he was born in 1994. This is where his in­spi­ra­tion comes from, us­ing what in­ter­ests him aes­thet­i­cally about Dublin’s eco­nom­i­cally de­prived in­ner city.

In 2016, Sean was awarded the NUI Art and De­sign prize for his ‘Crucifixion’ trip­tych. The paint­ing was cre­ated to com­mem­o­rate the de­mo­li­tion of Dol­phin House flat com­plex. Sean trans­forms relics of build­ing into art.

Sketch artist Ali­son Tubritt ex­plores tra­di­tional draw­ing and mark mak­ing tech­niques. In this ex­hi­bi­tion, she is fol­low­ing on from the pre­vi­ous ‘Equus Ca­bal­lus’, where she used just a white pen­cil on black paper.

For Equus Ca­bal­lus II, Ali­son is lim­it­ing her ma­te­ri­als to a blade on a scratch board. The artist of­ten chooses to limit her ma­te­ri­als to her abil­i­ties.

Karen Walsh at­tempts to make vis­i­ble the aban­doned build­ings and their for­got­ten ob­jects. Frag­men­ta­tion is a vi­tal el­e­ment within Karen’s work, with such images of rem­nants of some­thing that once was. Within these frag­ments, an im­age is cre­ated that ob­serves loss.

Painter Niall Ly­nam fo­cuses on the de­con­struc­tion of the por­trait genre. He cre­ates faces of non-ex­is­tent peo­ple and works di­rectly against the most com­monly val­ued as­pect of the genre – must a por­trait rep­re­sent an ex­ist­ing face? With no iden­tity, there is no prej­u­dice or pre con­ceived bias to­wards the sub­ject or paint­ing.

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