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‘Hulks’

Ian Calder

27th March – 9th April
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Signal Arts Centre is delighted

to present

‘Hulks’

By Wicklow Artist Ian Calder

Monday 27th March – Sunday 9th April

Opening Reception opened by artist Peter Pearson Friday 31st March 7-9pm

All welcome!

Ian Calder’s formative years were spent in the shadow of Glasgow’s post-war shipbuilding yards, where towering steel ocean-going liners arose from nothing to ply their trade in deep seas and foreign going in the twilight of the Industrial Age. Leaving Glasgow as young man, Calder came to Dublin where his interest in the history of seafaring deepened as he explored the music of Irish and Scottish fishing communities, evolving into a lifelong fascination with folk music, songs of the sea, whaling, and the fishing ballads of Ewan MacColl.

In 2012, during a trip around the Scottish islands, Calder came across a trio of abandoned fishing boats on the Isle of Mull. Looking through photos from the trip a couple of years later, he was struck by how these old boats, in their dilapidated state, expressed so much about how a traditional way of life, small communities and work and society had changed. In the summer of 2016 he travelled from Inis Oirr in the Aran Islands, through the Scottish Highlands and to the Hebridean island of Skye, sketching and photographing wrecked and abandoned boats.

“They seemed to imply a metaphor for time’s passing, and I decided to try to express this in painting. Seeing these old boats up close, in an abstract process of decay that can take on a certain kind of beauty, inspired me to work on a series of paintings to fulfill my vision,” says Calder.

This subject matter is a departure from Calder’s abstract work and his first love of equestrian painting, but seems to square a circle and represents not just the ageing of once seaworthy vessels, but is a comment on the fragility of life and the human condition.

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‘ALCHEMY’

Isabelle Gaborit

24th April – 7th May
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Signal Arts Centre is delighted to present

‘Alchemy’

by

Isabelle Gaborit

Monday 24th April – Sunday 7th May

Exhibition Opening Reception: Friday 28th April 7-9pm

Isabelle is a contemporary artist, though her preferred medium of encaustic is ancient. In her studio located on the scenic shores of Lough Derg, she has rekindled the ancient painting process of encaustics, an immediate and tactile painting method using molten pigmented beeswax. Her creative process involves the application of semi-transparent layers of wax, paint, photography and pigment, striving to create depth and translucency without compromising the spirit of the medium or subject matter. The physical process of encaustic painting echoes the alchemist’s repertoire of metamorphosis of all matter and the process of manipulating mediums; the subject matter emerging in its true light via the transmutation of base materials, transformed through fire and heat. During this alchemical process, matter shifts and transforms, resisting fixity, manifesting in between the boundaries of the intangible and the figurative, opening doors to a world both sensual and contemplative.

‘In this body of work, I was compelled to explore the primal theme of light embedded in our connection to watery depths and fiery furnaces. I strive to conjure up a sense of mystery in my works, in order to ignite the imagination of the viewer while I reflect on the aesthetic power of light enhanced through layers of translucent beeswax. Beeswax has been used since ancient times to preserve, protect and seal. The encaustic layering process allows the capturing of the dynamics of flow, light and imagery emerging in unexpected ways, luring the viewer to dive in ghostly pools and through fiery gateways’, Isabelle.

As a student Isabelle has gained a foundation in sculpture, drawing and painting at l’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Poitiers, France and graduated in 2006 with an honours degree in fine arts in Ireland. Since then she has been exhibiting her work extensively nationally and internationally in, among others, Northern Ireland, China and France. She is a former member of Artspace in Galway and G126, and is now one of the founding members of Art in Studios, East Clare Art Trail. She is also experienced in conducting group workshops and demonstrations on demand for art enthusiasts, absolute beginners and developing artists alike, all wanting to discover a new versatile painting process.

You can view her work at http://www.isabellegaborit.com

Gallery Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 10am -1pm/2pm – 5pm
Saturday/Sunday: 10am – 5pm

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For more information on how to exhibit your own Art follow the link to the the Exhibition Process please click here

If you have any questions about the Gallery Layout or Setup, please click here
How to find us, Link to map and address details

for any further question please contact us
Signal Arts Centre,
1 Albert Avenue,
Bray,
Co. Wicklow.

Tel: 353 01 276 20 39
Fax: 353 01 286 9982
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