Up the Walls
01 July 2012 - 30 September 2012
Up The Walls is an exhibition of international and Irish artists who are all exploring painting in new and innovative ways. Already known to Model audiences, Quebecois painter Etienne Zack makes paintings that appear abstract in quality, however they often represent landscapes and make visible histories associable with these landscapes. As artist in residence, Carsten Fock will make a full room installation painting in his manner of combining different materials and painterly gestures based on his situation in Sligo. James Beckett produces objects that are situated between their real contexts (from real life situations) and the manipulation that Beckett plays with them to transform them into paintings. Mairead O’Heocha produces unique, rich and textured oil paintings of landscape and urban settings. Sonia Shiel has used painting in an exploratory and painterly fashion – transforming human scenarios or subjects into quirky, surreal and dream-like pastorals. Swedish painter Anna Bjerger produces figurative paintings that are imbued with nostalgia while appearing highly concentrated on the present. Meanwhile, Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen produces paintings of figurative, urban and landscape subjects, sometimes referencing the history of painting in his work. The Romanian artist duo Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor present a series of painted depictions of the world’s revolutions – from the Romanian over-throw of Ceausescu in 1989 to the more recent Arab Spring. Etienne Zack (CA) Carsten Fock (DE) James Beckett (ZA/NL) Mairead O’Heocha (IE) Sonia Shiel (IE) Anna Bjerger (SWE) Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen (DK) Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor (RO) Set in the beautifully light atrium, Slice Café is the perfect spot for lunch or a coffee after a visit to Up the Walls. Enjoy, an assortment of homemade Cakes and Pastries, Delicious Soups and Salads, Hot Sandwiches abd Chiabattas, Coffee, Organic tea and great Wine. Local Suppliers include; Woodville farm, Dawn fresh Sligo fruit and Vege, Connacht Gold Dairy, Edward Walsh +Son, Donegal craft butchers.
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