Neoteric Manipulation: Art Exhibition
Place: St Peter's Cork
St Peter’s is thrilled to welcome artist Katie Nolan to exhibit her work here. Katie’s work will be displayed in the Mezzanine Gallery throughout April. The exhibition will launch on Thursday 4th April from 5.30pm, join us and meet the artist on the evening!
Katie Nolan, originally from Dublin, returned to education in 2014 following an extensive career in the financial services industry. She is currently completing the BA Hons Visual Art Degree Course on Sherkin Island. Katie Nolan is a visual artist now based in Cork.
Deconstruction is a form of criticism first used by French philosopher Jacques Derrida in the 1970’s. Deconstruction asserts that there is not one single intrinsic meaning to be found in a work, but rather many, and often these can be conflicting.
“The processes I have used to create this body of work are both physical and digital, incorporating a combined use of acrylic paint, the ‘fat over lean’ technique of oil painting, then tearing, fragmenting and dismantling the paint application, followed by photography and digital manipulation.
As the images evolve and transform, the line between traditional and technically aided art comes into question and I find new meanings in the incidental configurations generated.
My explorative blending of the intangible and the actual has confronted my innate and irrational urges to produce tight, precise art with controlled direction, and has tested my compulsion to achieve balance and perfection in my work, resulting in a liberating neoteric sense of abandonment.
Here, I have taken an inquisitive stance and find the alluring unexpected in these images, which have visual references to complete abstraction.
Each finished piece is a unique one off pigment print on William Turner cotton paper.”
Katie Nolan 2019