Private View: Friday 13th of May 2011 – 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm
Exhibition runs from: Friday 13th of May – Thursday 26th of May2011
Gallery Opening Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 11.00 am to 6.30 pm – Sat: 12.30pm – 5.00 pm
Last day of Exhibition: Thursday 26th of May: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Kymberly O’Carroll-Fitzpatrick: O’Carroll-Fitzpatrick describes her paintings as being influenced by pop artists such as Lichtenstein and Warhol whose work is dominated by humour and colour. O’Carroll-Fitzpatrick paintings have no apparent meaning than to purely entertain the viewer. Her art practice is inspired by different aspects of 60’s and 70’s pop culture. O’Carroll- Fitzpatrick likes to borrow and appropriate images from sources that include comics, magazines, and other vintage books. O’Carroll-Fitzpatrick’s paintings consist of flat areas of bright colours and thick black outlines.
David Baldwin: Baldwin’s interests lie in the politics of representation, image making, and the application of paint, primarily focusing on woman as a motif. Baldwin’s concepts are formed through the continuing pictorial development, interrogation and assessment of the contemporary female. It’s through the process of painting and his exposure to images of contemporary female culture, gleaned from women’s fashion magazines, feminist literature and art – that Baldwin’s own observations are portrayed. www.baldwinartist.com
Egle Dargyte: Dargyte combines a variety of media, performance, writing and painting. Dargyte uses painting to portray her dreams, using a diary as a vehicle for documenting. Her of watercolours aims to encompass elegance, peacefulness and freedom. Dargyte reflects on watercolour as being, ‘A bridge between imagination and reality. I use art to tell stories. Short or long but there’s always a story in my painting – It is never abstract.’ (Dargyte 2011)
Frank Pohlmann, The texture of Space: Pohlmann examines the relationship between the various spaces of the canvas and challenges the viewer’s preconception of visual space. Pohlmann likes to use stereoscopic 3D techniques to explore the rich texture of these spaces. When viewed with 3D glasses his artwork reveals the material and virtual tactile quality of visual space. The viewer experiences shapes, forms and colours emerging in front and behind the display, transforming the canvas into a membrane. This enables the viewer to interact with the display, leading to questioning the boundary between the perception of space, as the real space dissolves in front of their eyes.
Ben Mellor: Mellor uses recent tragic natural and man-made disasters as focal points to his paintings. Using the organic quality of paint to canvas to depict the disasters, Mellor has used the tragic natural disaster of the Haiti Earthquake as inspiration to create images that are designed to show the suffering and damage caused and the catastrophic impact th disaster had on the people of Haiti and their environment. Mellor has also explored the Chilcot enquiry in his work as another inspiration to act as the foundations for his paintings. Mellor takes a personal stance on the enquiry, depicting individuals at the epicentre of the enquiry.