Emerging Artists exhibition in Courthouse Arts Centre
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.