We will begin at the Molesworth Gallery with Oscar Fouz Lopez’s exhibition Light Catchers, where we will receive an introduction to the work on display by the gallery Director. The work of Oscar Fouz Lopez is informed by mythological stories and their synthesis of history, metaphors and philosophical teachings. Lopez’s paintings focus on the Hero archetype who endures personal challenges, serving as a metaphor for self improvement.
More info on Lopez’s work HERE
From here, we will walk to the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery and see the works of RHA Member Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh ARHA in the exhibition Struchtúr where we will then receive another introduction on the work and view the show. A Ní Mhaonaigh composition often references objects (vessel, boat, altar) and places (stage, playing field, racing track, stadium, mountain, platform) their presence more an echo or hint rather than as representational, figurative forms. Motifs appear and reappear. ‘All my work is related and the visual relationships are often revisited through the use of recurring motifs, use of drawing in a work, composition, or the use of a grid.’
More info on Ní Mhaonaigh’s work HERE
Image: Oscar Fouz Lopez, (detail), Image courtesy of the artist.