'In the Dream Time'
An Exhibition by Jean Doyle
From Tuesday 6th November to Sunday 18th November 2007
Signal Arts Centre is pleased to present 'In the Dream Time', an exhibition of new work by artist Jean Doyle. Jean has been studying Fine Art since 1994. She has completed a FETAC and NCVA course in Art & Design at Colaiste Chonghaile, North Strand, Dublin and later a portfolio preparation course at Bray Senior College. Jean has also just completed an Honours Degree in Fine Art at NCAD Dublin. During this time she studied in Accademia Di Belle Arti in Bologna, Northern Italy where she participated in a six month student Erasmus programme.
Jean is a visual artist working in the area of Fine Art but also works with collage, sculpture, installation, performance and photography. Jean expresses herself through her work which she likens to storytelling. Whereas a poet will convey her hearts vision through words, Jean, as a visual artist, uses paint, mixed media and found objects to realise her dream. Childhood memory and the reluctant journey from childhood to adulthood have been a constant theme in Jeans work.
Jean has exhibited her work at many group exhibitions throughout Ireland and Italy including the Arte Estate, Bolognetti Comune di Bologna, Arte Estate, Sala Museale del Baracanno, Comune Di Bologna, Via Santo Stefano, Italy, Associational il Barattolo 'Incontri Europi' (European Meetings), The Italian Embassy and Institute for Culture, Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin. Jean has also received commissions from the Brook Lodge Hotel and Newbridge Silverwear amongst many others.
In the Dream Time is the theme for this exhibition and for Jean is a waking reality, there is no separation between the two. A clinging to the hope that everything will have a happy outcome while facing the losses that one experiences on the way. 'In The Dream Time' is about transformation, survival, love, life and acceptance.
Opening Reception: Thursday 8th November 7-9pm