Monuments of Abandoned Futures 19/9/19 – 10/10/19

Cork County Council Arts Office cordially invites you to the lunchtime opening event of an exhibition by visual artist Ciara Rodgers at 1 pm, Thursday 19th September at LHQ Gallery, Cork County Hall. Opening remarks for Monuments of Abandoned Futures will be given by Dr. Fergal Gaynor, Editor of The Enclave Review, contemporary arts magazine.Continue reading “Monuments of Abandoned Futures 19/9/19 – 10/10/19”

Solo Expedition #3

After stretching a 150x150cm sheet of Fabriano and testing out various background mediums such as thinned out acrylic, tinted chalk paint and pastel I decided that a mixture of charcoal powder, pastel and chalk would create the best ground for my drawing. I drew up my preliminary sketch today and created the mixed base forContinue reading “Solo Expedition #3”

Solo Expedition #2

For my next drawing, I’m testing background tones, texture and color. I want the background to have a sense of otherworldliness and I’m trying out muted pastel blues, greens and pinks at the moment. The texture is also important for how the drawing will look and it’s workability. Charcoal sits well on a very thinContinue reading “Solo Expedition #2”

Solo Expedition #1

There are ten weeks to go to my first solo exhibition after years of study and various group shows. I’m writing these excerpts as an exercise to quickly map my progress (and setbacks) to make sense of my ideas for myself along with a traditional sketchbook. My Studio I’ve reached that stage in my researchContinue reading “Solo Expedition #1”

Hand- Me -Downs

I was invited around Christmas time by curator, Ana Ospina to express interest in an upcoming group exhibition in the Blue House Gallery in Schull for May 2019. Her curatorial vision for the exhibition was for the selection of works to incapsulate an alternative view of West Cork as seen by the locals, not theContinue reading “Hand- Me -Downs”

Brutalism’s uncanny existence

Ruined modern spaces interrupt the flow of capitalism’s escalated sense of the present tense by creating somewhere a little more desolate, existing outside of one’s everyday city experience. As author and philosophy researcher Dylan Trigg writes, these spaces are haunting in that they insist upon the integration of the past into the present by troublingContinue reading “Brutalism’s uncanny existence”