Expanse opens at the Upstairs Gallery

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Dublin-based artist Martina O’Brien will present her exhibition Expanse in the Watergate Theatre, Upstairs Gallery from Friday 19th August to Friday 16th September 2011. The exhibition will be officially opened by on Thursday 25th August at 5pm.

This body of work is about the internal and external landscape/seascape and the relationship between both. The work is itself a unique hybrid of painting and emotion. It is made up of layers of paint and mixed media and there is a contradiction between the actual and the inner which is emphasised by the three-dimensions that this layering produces.

Martina’s work takes a form that challenges traditional ideas of what seascapes and landscapes should look like. Martina says of her work – ‘In my work boundaries blur and definition is understated; but the balance is never lost. My studies in photography have led me to the point where I can deliberately manipulate structure to achieve my desired result, by shifting the focus from the external to the internal.’

Exhibition Expanse at the Upstairs Gallery, Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny from August 19 – September 16.

Opening hours: Monday–Friday 10am–7pm, Saturday 2pm–7pm

For sales or further information on this or subsequent shows, contact the Arts Office on (056 ) 7794138 [email protected].

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