From Tuesday 28th August to Sunday 9th September 2007
Signal Arts Centre is pleased to present 'Diverse Cultures', an exhibition of new work by artist Emma Doyle. Emma is a self-taught artist. She started sketching and painting from a young age, gradually moving from paper to canvas boards. Emma now uses stretched canvases, with acrylic paint being her chosen medium. Influenced by Klimt, Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo amongst others, colour plays an important role in Emma's work. She starts painting with light shades and gradually adds more intense colours. Emma's work is mainly based on a stylised version of the solitary human figure.
Emma has previously exhibited her work at The Whole Shooting Gallery in Bray and Java Coffee Shop in Galway. Her current work is inspired by her travels throughout Europe and a trip she took on the Trans-Siberian railway. During this trip Emma stopped off in Russia, Siberia, Mongolia and China. The diversity of cultures and traditions in these places gave Emma the idea of portraying a person from each of these countries. Art, to Emma is 'a form of escapism, a process to delve into my subconscious mind to portray my philosophies on life, my emotions and the world as I see it'.
Opening Reception: Thursday 30th August 7-9pm