Monday, 15 August 2011

‘Hell River’ at Scariff Public Library - An exhibition of paintings by Sinead Nestor

Sinead Nestor exhibition

Hell River is an exhibition of paintings by County Clare artist Sinead Nestor, who was born in County Clare and hails from Beechpark, just outside Ennis. Beechpark is close to town but still in the countryside, and living there gave her a quiet place to contemplate and reflect on life and the world in general. Describing the work in her latest collection, Sinead says “Each piece has its own intrinsic value and theme, but relates to a situation or event as a personal response to my own environment and life. I have used various methods to create the images, using either spray paint or acrylic and incorporating some drawing.” Wanting to tackle large-scale work, some of the pieces in the collection are sizeable, the largest being a six foot by nine foot triptych entitled Beneath the Wave Off Fukushima. With regard to this piece in particular, the artist says “This particular piece is a response to the tsunami in Japan after their disastrous earthquake. I have parodied a quintessentially Japanese print known as Beneath The Wave Off Kanagawa created by Japanese artist Hokusai in the 1850's. This re-imagining of the very famous work takes its original theme of the sublime in nature and adapts the piece to the contemporary world.” Hell River is on display in the Gallery at Scariff Public Library from August 16th to September 3rd 2011 during library opening times. The opening reception is on Tuesday August 16th at 6.30pm in Scariff Library. All are welcome to attend. The exhibition runs from August 16th to September 3rd, 2011.

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