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‘CATCHING LIGHT’ WILL EX­HIBIT AT THE VENUE GALLERY UN­TIL JULY 21 AND FEA­TURES WORKS OF THREE ARTISTS

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

THERE was plenty of ac­tiv­ity in Wick­low town last Fri­day evening with the open­ing of The Venue Gallery and it’s in­au­gu­ral ex­hi­bi­tion ‘Catching Light’ fea­tur­ing the work of three Wick­low based con­tem­po­rary artists; painter Louise Cherry, print maker Stephanie Sloan and ce­ramic artist Cathy Burke.

The pop up gallery is open ev­ery­day un­til July 21 and brings to the main street a beau­ti­ful con­tem­po­rary space, burst­ing with won­der­ful art to suit all tastes and bud­gets. Lo­cal artist and poet Olive Mur­ray Power opened the evening with a won­der­ful speech de­tail­ing the work of the there ex­hibit­ing artists.

Louise has ex­hib­ited na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally in solo and group shows. With a mas­ters in Vis­ual Arts Prac­tice from The In­sti­tute of Art, De­sign and Tech­nol­ogy and a de­gree in Pho­tog­ra­phy from The Dublin In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, She di­vides her time be­tween paint­ing, pho­tog­ra­phy and teach­ing.

Louise’s past art­work in­ves­ti­gated the in­ter­play be­tween pho­tog­ra­phy, per­for­mance, video, text, in­ter­view and sculpture.

Stephanie is a grad­u­ate of the Royal Col­lege of Art, London and the National Col­lege of Art and De­sign, Dublin, She is an il­lus­tra­tor and print­maker work­ing from her Wick­low stu­dio. Ev­i­dent across all her work is a love of pat­tern and graphic form and a con­tin­ued pas­sion for the hand­printed process of screen print­ing. Stephanie com­bines work­ing on com­mis­sioned il­lus­tra­tion with cre­at­ing lim­ited edi­tion hand­printed screen prints.

Cathy, pre­vi­ously a hor­ti­cul­tur­ist, draws on her botan­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ences for sources of in­spi­ra­tion. A multi-award win­ner, she is the most re­cent re­cip­i­ent of the Award for Ceramics at Sculpture in Con­text 2018.

Ex­hibitors Louise Cherry and Stephanie Sloan.

Per­fect Storm by Louise Cherry.

Subaque­ous Form i and II by Cathy Burke.

Rushes by Stephanie Sloan.

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