An Exhibition of works by Mark Lawlor
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From Monday 1st February to Sunday 14th February 2016

Signal Arts Centre is delighted to be exhibiting works by artist Mark Lawlor.

Lawlor has quoted that “One aspect of my practice is mono - printing. A plate of copper is covered in lithographic ink and the image process begins, at first with white spirit and a soiled cloth. It's natural that a clean print comes from such a messy, ink everywhere, process. When you clean an area of the copper its sheen moves for a moment, shines, and you think YES, I HAVE SOMETHING, only to find that this one is a plate that needs to be cleaned down, and it will never see paper. Next go.

He says he is learning slowly. At the moment he is one of a group of artists attending the RHA tutored drawing course. It is excellent, challenging, mindful, mistake ridden, seeing everyday objects newly, body's newly, with an approach that is from the inside out. It is wonderful.

Mark Lawlor draws and paints and makes everyday. On the coast, in boats, in the country, city, in studio, on buses, on mountains. Everywhere he goes you will see sketchbooks. He is drawing something that came in the middle of the night. The light goes on. he has to do it. Note it down before it flees. It has become everything. It leaves a trace, that's all he can do, and try to be better and better.

Lawlors recent exhibitions include:

Print on exhibition in Grogans, Dublin, March – September 2015.

Members 15th Annual Exhibition 16 -29th March 2015.

Cavan Library, exhibition of photographs from Sept 2014, on going.

Instillation in Trans-Art Cavan for HEALY TIMES 2014.

Part of six artists OUT OF SORTS exhibition in Tartu, Estonia 2014.

Opening Reception: Sunday 7th February 3 - 5pm