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.
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.
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.
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, its 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.
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