Exhibition Opening: Thursday 6 September, 6pm.
Oonagh Young Gallery hosts this year’s winner of the Roscommon Visual Artists Forum Award Siobhan O’Connor. Her work explores architectonic elements through her use of materials such as concrete and steel combined with an investigation of the inherent internal and external forces when manipulating these components. A Structural Force will feature new sculptural works by the artist that attempt to redefine the essential properties of these, often unyielding, materials. Using graphic forms, basic colours and simplified shapes, O’Connor’s work exploits how structures operate by examining suspension, tension, compression, weight and balance, resulting in a series of playful yet formal works. Often perilous or on the point of collapse, her structures question the stability and precarity of the built environment and highlight intrinsic forces that are often overlooked.
An accompanying text written by Sue Rainsford, Visual Art Writer in Residence at Roscommon Arts Centre, will also be available at the Oonagh Young Gallery.
About the RVAF Award: