SPACES – Art Exhibition
Date: March 7-28
Place: St Peter's Cork
Tickets: Free Entry - All Welcome
St Peter’s Cork is delighted to present 3 local artists’ work in our Mezzanine Gallery this month.
The Three Sample Artist that have one thing in common: It’s their search and exploration of SPACE as an expression of interest in a two-dimensional approach to concepts, techniques, and other artistry on the surface space of canvas or other fine art materials.
Join us on Thursday 7th March for the official opening of SPACES at 5.30pm The exhibition continues until 28th March.
For more information on each artist please find their biographies below.
“After my BA in Visual Communications I worked for a number of London and Dublin
design studios and then facilitated art workshops for children but gradually I realised I
missed the tactile satisfaction of making my own work. Over the past few years I have
developed my studio practice, painting mainly with oils and cold wax.
My work is abstract in composition and is strongly influenced by the Irish landscape. The
unpredictable changes of the Irish weather, the play of light and colour are a constant
source of inspiration for me.
I work on a series of paintings at the same time and each piece begins intuitively with
the memory or significance of a time or place in mind. As the layers build the work starts
to engage, that point when I have to read the clues it’s giving me. Towards the end, the
pace slows; changes become more considered and colours are refined so the painting
keeps its energy. This is no quick fix – it’s a lifetime’s work to explore and build a
personal creative voice and I’m thrilled when this also excites others”
“I am a practicing visual artist and member of Sample Studios, Cork, with my own studio space in Ring, Co. Waterford. I have work in collections in Ireland, USA, UK, New Zealand and have exhibited in Cork, Dublin, London and New York. I am the mother of three daughters, and a community medical doctor. My work is deeply informed by my medical practice. My professional experience has trained me to see beyond the surface appearances to a critical assessment of underlying patterns and systems. My work explores the tension between colour and texture and hence between appearances and underlying structures.”
Pat Donlon: Horizon Pathway and Emerging Shapes
“My work explores colour and forms on a flat plane where rectangles squares of various
configurations and dimensions reflect the arrangement and placement of horizontal
and vertical liner elements. While connect these components upon the surface space a
rhythm and abstract pattern emerges.
There is an interactive and philosophical approach that is essential to the creative
process while a critical concern evolves to the principals of design and the visual
aesthetic through the formation and intuitive execution of my compositions through
space and time.
Colour combinations using gouache acrylic and other mixed medium artistry.
Techniques like layering, scumbling and glazing give a sense of space and depth over
the working surface. These concepts are works in progress.”