Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Cathedral Studios 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition

Located in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, Cathedral Studios was established in 2003 by six newly graduated artists looking for a place to work in the city. Over the years Cathedral Studios has housed many artists working in a range of disciplines and the space has adapted and evolved with membership. The current artists are all painters each with their own inventive approach to the possibilities and problems of contemporary painting.

More images and details from the show after the jump....

Cherry Blossom Snow, Lisa Ballard
Lisa Ballard uses landscape to explore her obsession with colour and light, in particular the juxtaposition of colours and how they affect each other. Often leaning towards abstraction, Lisa looks through the landscape itself creating powerful images that reflect the temporal and fleeting nature of her experience in that place. Putting great emphasis on her practise, Lisa incorporates painterly brush marks that encourage an organic response to every colour and layer she applies.

The Day of the Eclipse, John Macormac
John Macormac’s work has evolved from dealing with an overload of information to more refined and reflective a visual vocabulary of marks, flat blocks of colour, text, tracings, drips and collaged elements. The works in this show include images culled from out of date books about the mining and shipbuilding industries.

Strangford Lough from Islandreagh, Tristan Barry
Using drawing as his medium, Tristan Barry explores human impact on the environment. Current concerns are centred on issues relating to boundaries - from the deliberate, man-made stone walls that mark borders in the Northern Irish countryside to the increasing pressures put on town limits.

Life, Diana Hadden
Diana Hadden’s work is based on observation and life, and her main interests are people and light - specifically exhibiting people in their various environments of work and relaxation. Diana likes to work quickly, preserving the feeling of life and the effect of the light.

Sow Confusion, Kevin Miller

Kevin Miller is concerned with notions of materiality. The current work is created first in the frictionless world of digital painting before being laser cut and carefully painted and glued by hand. Other work in the show is made from found pieces of wood, cut painted and assembled.

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