Moon over Mountain

An Exhibition by Paddy Darigan

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Tuesday the 28th October to Sunday 9th November 2014

The exhibition " Moon Over Mountain" by Paddy Darigan is a body of work that takes inspiration mainly from two age old subjects, the human form, and the landscape, Darigan deals with these subjects in a vibrant and modern way.

He believes as human beings we are fascinated with our own kind in both the physical and emotional sense, the body and mind and their ability's that we often underestimate.

 

Darigan spends a lot of time in the mountains and is interested in the way we interact with this landscape and this interaction with the mountain as a subject for his art, for him to understand this landscape he believes that it isn't enough to draw or paint the mountain, you must climb it, and walk it from as many angles as possible and run over it if you can, mountain running is an activity that he enjoys sometimes alone and sometimes with friends in Wicklow and other places and all of these experiences are channelled into his art

"Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books"  John Lubbock

The works on show in Signal Arts Centre are Oil on canvass, large charcoal drawings and some pieces sculpted in wood

 

 

Opening Reception: Thursday 30th October 7-9pm