september art exhibitions preview
Join us for the preview of two fantastic new exhibitions which launch our autumn visual arts programme on Thursday 6 September 2012, 7-8.30pm. The Past is Another Country by Eddie O’Kane and Enigma by Joanna O’Kane run in the Keady and Broighter Galleries from 7 September to 27 October 2012.
In oil and mixed media, Eddie depicts atmospheric locations from his life and memory, which in turn capture the viewer, provoking thoughts on the significance of sites and place for all of us. Eddie has exhibited extensively throughout Ireland, including venues such as the United States Embassy in Dublin, the Orchard Gallery, Derry and Queen’s University, Belfast. His works are in collections including Donegal County County Offices, the Office of Public Works, the Royal Apartments, Hillsborough Castle and the Derek Hill and Brian Friel Collections.
Joanna creates stunning, ethereal sculptures in wax, bronze and glass fibre in a site-specific context, specifically for the gallery space. A fascinating mix of classical and experimental materials, her work investigates the physical and spiritual energy of the human form. In May 2003, The Guardian commented ‘Joanna O’Kane has created her enigmatic performance sculptures since the early 1980s, choreographing the simple scenarios that explore the body and the objects and materials it comes into contact with.’
Joanna has exhibited internationally including shows in Sligo Art Gallery, Guinness Hop Store, Dublin, the Irish Cultural Institute, Paris and the Concorso Arredo Urbano, Faenza, Italy. Her work is included in collections such as the International Collection of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Castelli, Italy and the collection of Former USA Ambassador to Ireland, Jean Kennedy Smith, as well as that of President Mary Robinson and former President Mary McAleese.
Desima, our Arts & Cultural Services Officer, who has been working with Eddie and Joanna on the exhibitions, comments ‘these are two wonderful contemporary artists, whose work spans painting and sculpture. Both exhibitions continue to ensure the high quality of visual arts we offer patrons of the Arts Centre, placing Limavady firmly on the cultural map’.
All are welcome to come along, view the incredible work on display and enjoy some complimentary refreshments. For further information, contact us on Tel: 0287776 0650.This entry was posted on August 23rd, 2012 at 1:23 pm