Fionnuala McGowan – Fold, Crumple, Crease.

Fold, Crumple, Crease.

Fionnuala McGowan

Solo Exhibition – 17th – 31st March

Preview – Thursday 17th – 6-8pm

Fionnuala’s practice explores the tension between three-dimensional and two-dimensional forms and their roles in altering our spatial perception. Using a combination of print and sculpture, raw materials and photographic images, the artist encourages the viewer to question how they interact with and understand what they are seeing. The imagery and structures within the work reference abstract and geometric forms found within nature and science, and often use microscopic images as sources of inspiration. The artist manipulates these images through methods such as folding or crumpling and finally photocopying, producing prints which have an illusion of space and an uncertainty as to whether they depict something natural or artificial.

Iron Sculpture
Crumpled Sheet
Cave in
Disturbance

 

Best of Degree Show: Joanne Dawson

“The best thing I learnt from art school is to value your peers and be a support network for one another. You’ll end up learning thorough them.”

Joanne is interested by the ‘things’ we engage with in ordinary situations. Everydayness being subverted by foregrounding its support – how it is encountered contextually and in the way it is presented. The physical work she produces is a double of what already exists, a metaphysical reflection on society, with objects that attempt to locate the position they aspire to copy, maybe as a soft replication or of an indication to something else. Working primarily through the use of sculpture, installation, and printmaking, Dawson deals with the functionalities of the commonplace, intervention and object through site-specific research. On Joanne’s agenda next is beginning to work towards a number of shows including G-unit in the Savoy Center, Glasgow, and the Embassy Graduate Show in Edinburgh in September. She currently has a shared studio at Crownpoint Studios in the East End of Glasgow.

http://www.joannedawson.co.uk/