Caitríona Ní Threasaigh | Dare To Roam
Opening Reception: Friday 11th November, 7-9pm
Caitríona Ní Threasaigh’s Dare To Roam exhibition is inspired by Paul Klee’s definition of drawing ie. ‘taking a line for a walk’. Working instinctually and using colour and line as the impulse, this work uncovers an imaginative environment populated with figures that range from the grotesque, sinister and distorted to the appealing, mischievous and playful.
These characters provide a means to encounter the absurd and fantastical elements of the creative imagination and act as an entry point into the unconscious mind’s way of dealing with issues such as love, loss, friendship, fear and death. The sculptures are created in the same stream-of-conciousness way using a wide variety of found objects ranging from fabric, bone, hair, gems, among others.
Caitríona’s graduation show (NCAD 2004) gained a special mention from Aidan Dunne and she won the Emerging Artist award in Claremorris Open the same year. She exhibited in EVA, Limerick in 2006. She has travelled far and wide and has exhibited her work in Ireland, New York and Ulaanbattar, Mongolia. Caitríona has also worked in other creative fields, namely dyeing and ageing costumes for film and theatre. She is also a professional actor and her passion for creativity and drama is evident in all of her artistic pursuits.
Caitríona’s website is www.caitriona.ie