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Art from the Maeve Spence O'Hare Exhibition at the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre for the month of December.Newry native Maeve Spence O'Hare is holding her  "Lines in Reality" exhibition in the Carrol Gallery, Sean Hollywood Arts Centre until the 6th of January.

Maeve's work is about process: These plates emulate true visions of the serene Irish Landscape, they capture the light and transport you to a place you will want to be and this place is uniquely Ireland.

There are twenty two pieces in each series. The first series explores the relationship between the image, chosen lines and shapes that follow. The drawings are mounted 5 mm from the photographic surface in order to create a sense of movement.

This is a totally new three dimensional photographic concept Maeve has invented. It calls the viewer's attention inviting closer scrutiny; it is an amalgamation of some of the artist's previous explorations in photography, sculpture, drawing, animation and stained glass. T

The second series incorporates a continuation of this thematic concept. Maeve's drawings from the first series where then etched onto copper plates, using the photopolymer process whereby Ferric chloride acid was used in the etching process to create these intaglio printing plates bringing a continuum to the series.

The Artists only copy of these plates will then become the third part of this series will explore line and process further by experimenting in three dimensionality with paper sculptures.

 

Maeve Spence O’Hare was born and grew up in Newry and she works in a variety of media, including pen, ink, pastel, charcoal, acrylics, photography, print and bronze sculpture. She studied Fine Arts at the Rupert Stanley College in Belfast from 1983 to 1984, and Fashion and Textile Design at the University of Ulster from 1984, graduating in 1987. From 1992 to 1993, she studied stained glass and life drawing at CIT Crawford College of Art and Design. Her critically and commercially successful first exhibition at Newry Art Centre in 1994 included twenty-seven landscapes in the medium of pastel. From 1995 to 1999, she lived in the USA, where she studied the lost wax process in bronze casting at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and worked as an interior designer. Having moved to Cork in 1999 and having committed to raising her three children in the interim, she graduated from University College Cork in 2010 with a Higher Diploma in History of Art. She is currently studying Digital Photography.

The initial idea for this exhibition came from a few sources, including the work of Tacita Dean, the exhibition Motion Capture, held at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery earlier this year and Harry Clark’s stained glass windows. The work exhibited here is about process: it explores the relationship between the image, chosen lines and shapes. Some of the drawings are mounted 5 mm from the photographic surface in order to create a sense of movement. This three dimensional photographic concept is a further exploration of process from the series from Maeve's work which is currently on exhibition at the Quay Co-Op in Cork. This work continues to call the viewer’s attention and invites closer scrutiny; it is an amalgamation of some of the artist’s previous explorations in photography, sculpture, drawing, animation and stained glass. Each of these pieces is part of a series that explores process via experimentation with scale, drawing and three dimensionality. 

Maeve's exhibition opened at The Sean Hollywood Arts Centre on Friday past and will run until Monday 6th January 2014.

For evening viewings and for further information contact the Centre on 028 3031 3180, email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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