Monday 13th February - Sunday 26th February 2017
Signal Arts Centre is delighted to be exhibiting a collection of mixed media encaustic works by Canadian artist Gail Clark.
Gail is a Canadian artist currently living and working in Ireland. Over the past five years, Gail has explored Ireland collecting found objects and deriving inspiration from its natural and urban landscapes.
Trained in encaustic, Gail is currently studying at the Fine Art Programme in Bray.
Her work has also been exhibited at the Sculpture in Context show at the Royal Botanical Gardens in 2016.
Gailís work re-contextualizes and transforms found objects using mixed media, encaustic wax and collage techniques.
I am inspired by found objects encountered when travelling throughout the day. Heightened awareness of found objects is an addictive pleasure made possible by a shift in observation. Collecting these found items and having them retell another story through their incorporation into art is an aspect of looking at things from a new or different perspective. I am also motivated by the challenge and serendipity of using what I find. The conceptual ideas for the art come from the pieces themselves. In some way, there is a link between the objects and the subject matter. Left on their own, rusty objects eventually become dirt, returning to their original state. Indeed, even after having been made into art, they are likely to eventually return to the earth. But in the meantime....
- Gail Clark
Opening Reception: Friday 17th February 7 - 9 pm