'Scarred Earth '

Exhibition of Paintings by Christine De Paor
Christine Power's image Cathy Addis's image
















From Tuesday 27th September to Sunday 9th October 2011

Signal Arts Centre is pleased to present the first solo show by artist Christine De Paor.

Christine graduated from WIT with Diploma in Art. Since joining Signal Arts Centre in 2009 she has facilitated art classes with children adults and rehab groups. She has participated in various group shows in both Dublin and Wicklow, including a recent show at NCAD, where she was awarded a prize for her body of work in print and mixed media.

Christine combines fine art printmaking with a diverse combination of art mediums including wax, gesso, bitumen, paint and gold leaf. She has a natural curiosity for life and this resonate in her work. Her influences arise from her natural surroundings, the organic and inorganic patterns, lines, and shapes. The process of time, aging and decay feature strongly throughout her work.

The inspiration for this body of work comes from the marks "scars" she observes daily. Christine works intuitively exploring and pushing the boundaries of her medium. A visual language is created by building up layers then scraping back thus creating a complex surface with depth and energy. A palette of subdued colours, are used to evoke the environment on which they are based. The final crescendo is an amalgamation of contradictions: light and dark, positive and negative, presence and absence, the seen and the unseen.

Opening Reception: Friday 30th September 7p.m 9p.m