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Blue House Gallery Schull Spring Season
Following the current New Artists show, which continues until Wednesday 18 April, Blue House Gallery Schull will host two group exhibitions during April and May.
Firstly, Collages will feature the work of Paul Forde Cialis, Penny Dixey and Carol White; then the gallery will show new work by painters Bernadette Burns, Johanna Connor and Fiona Walsh.
COLLAGES: Friday 20 April until Wednesday 2 May
Opening Event Friday 20 April, 6 - 8pm
The gallery is delighted to be dedicating this exhibition to three artists working in the fascinating medium of collage. In this process, the image is made from an assemblage of different materials such as magazine and newspaper clippings, paint, bits of coloured or handmade papers or indeed, anything the artist may wish to utilise that can be stuck to the surface. Each of the three artists taking part approach their work in different ways, which will result in a diverse and exciting exhibition.
Paul Forde Cialis's collage/paintings hold up a mirror to the darker side of human nature. He observes challenging aspects of the human condition which he expresses through allegory, humour and mischief. To the viewer, they work as beautiful images that can pose sometimes unsettling questions.
Penny Dixey explores the making of new worlds and lives from old images. She loves the feeling of stillness, suspension and possibility in icons, thangkas and medieval European art, and this is reflected in a similarly thoughtful and timeless quality in her collages.
Carol White breathes alternate lives into familiar art historical faces - Rembrandt's women and Durer's men are among the subjects of her paper tableaux. She composes scenarios from simple materials sourced from magazines, and is inspired by world news, the realities of ageing, weather, family relationships, art history and film.