An exhibition of abstract paintings and photography of landscape by Barry Foley and Emma Sweeney
From Tuesday 30th January to Sunday 11th February 2007
Signal Arts Centre is delighted to present 'Horizon', an exhibition of abstract paintings and photography of landscape by Barry Foley and Emma Sweeney.
Barry Foley, a landscape photographer, is a native of Tipperary Town. Barry completed a Degree in Fine Art at the Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, and is currently attending an M.A. in Virtual Realities at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Barry has exhibited in several group shows in Cork and Tipperary including 'EV+A' 2005 and as a solo show at the Excel Gallery, Tipperary. Barry received an award in 'Education Photography' for Tipperary Educational System and two awards from the Crawford Animation and Film Show.
Emma Sweeney, an abstract landscape painter, is a native of County Wicklow. Emma also completed a Degree and Post Graduate in Fine Art at the Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork. Emma says 'Cloud movement, shapes of light, the whirling wind and breaking waves of the Irish west coast. Senses overpowered, my work tries to convey a brief moment of this ever-changing and often unpredictable landscape. My work in conversation with Barrys, we aim to portray the subtle and grand in natural landscape.'
'Horizon' is inspired by our landscape and how we view it. Some view the entire landscape focusing on its beauty and immense size while others notice the smaller details such as the variety of greens in a leaf. This is how Barry Foley and Emma Sweeney view our surroundings. Emma is inspired by the subtle yet vast array of colour, texture and forms that our landscapes produces. Influenced by each others take on the views before them, their work shows that neither scene could exist without the other.
'Horizon' is a unique body of work that portrays the landscape in two different mediums yet captures its beauty from the epic to the subtle.
Opening Reception: Friday 2nd February 7-9pm