A group exhibition by artists Peter Burns, Anne Hendrick, and Mary Noonan opens next Thursday November 10 at The Gallery, Roscommon Arts Centre. The opening reception is from 5.30-7pm and all are welcome. The exhibition continues until December 15 and access is during centre opening hours. As always, access to the gallery is completely free of charge.
Peter Burns creates paintings and sculptures in a variety of materials and has a very tactile approach to his work. Based on his research into literature, art history, myth, and allegory, Peter’s paintings are often playful re-workings of romantic themes with allusions to faraway places. The sculptures are often very fragile, an important feature which lends the sculptures a warmth and pathos. Since graduating with a Masters in Fine Art from NCAD (2009 ), Peter has been involved in numerous solo and group exhibitions, the most recent being a solo exhibition in the Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast and as part of a group show at this years Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition in Dublin.
Anne Hendrick’s paintings deal with the nature of reality and the truth within the seen image by simulating architectural, psychological, and social spaces or situations within a landscape. The work questions ideas surrounding representation and the idea of an embellished truth. Dualist themes are prevalent; ambiguous narratives are slowly revealed.
Anne Hendrick graduated with a BA Joint Honours in Fine Art Painting and History of Art from NCAD (2006 ). In 2011 her work has featured as part of a number of group exhibitions including New Connections at Rua Red, Dublin.
Most of Mary Noonan’s work is watercolour and drawing-based. The pieces chosen for this exhibition are a reflection of her research into Irish folklore and superstition and her own upbringing on a farm in the west of Ireland. The work is informed by a sense of the uncanny, and explores ideas relating to identity, landscape, and cultural history.
Since graduating with a Masters in Fine Art from NCAD 2009, Mary Noonan's work has featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions including the 181st Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition (2011 ), Dublin, and TULCA, Galway Arts Centre (2010 ).
This group exhibition is curated by Patrick T Murphy, RHA, Dublin.