Untitled by Ronnie Fitzgerald
Untitled by Ronnie Fitzgerald
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New Works by Ronnie Fitzgerald and Louise Carroll

An exhibition of new works by Tipperary artists Ronnie Fitzgerald and Louise Carroll will take place in the Gallery at the DeValera Library from January 28th - February 15th.

Gallery Opening Hours
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday - 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Tuesday and Friday - 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Saturday - 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.

Admission Free

Artists' Statement

Landscape is the foundation of my work. Many of my paintings are structured on regular divisions of space. This concerns the framing of the scene, sometimes this happens more than once in a single piece of work. Often my memory of a space and the emotions it raises overlap as I am working, thus each layer becomes a two dimensional history of my responses. A painting evolves through an individual perception, everyone carries a different memory of a particular place and each piece of work is like a mental map representing those places and events.
I do not make any conscious decision to create either abstract or representational paintings, what I try to achieve is to internalise concepts of reality and produce images that illustrate a personal response to my environment.
Louise Carroll

This body of work is a response to the idea that something sacred can be enclosed in a space such as a vessel or tabernacle. The notion that this man made receptacle could contain a spiritual residue that would reside within this realm has always fascinated me. I believe the very nature of spirit, it’s being part of the whole, would result in this residue leaking through these containers. Through the silver gilt and precious stones that tried to enclose it, effortlessly passing through the very atomic structure of these sacred boxes. Only to be ever focused in any one space by prayer or mantra.
Through this series of work I have looked at the idea of the tabernacle, the paintings consist of forms that float within boundaries. While the outside appears solid it has the appearance of ageing, an admission of impermanence. On the inside the residue exists, at times taking on an almost human form sometimes inactive, at other times clearly demonstrating the ability to penetrate any corner of existence.
Ronnie Fitzgerald

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